Golden hues with uniform small bubbles. Secondary notes of honey and dry fruit. Perfectly dry, yet full-bodied, rich and smooth on the palate. Well balanced. The finish offers the additional White Riesling peachy flavor. Vineyard & Vinification: Grown at altitude of 250 - 350 meters in sandstone and heavy clay soil. No skin contact and fermented in stainless steel vats at temperatures of 16Â° - 18 Â°C. Winery Profile: A traditional family winegrowing estate, the beginnings of which go back as far as 1836. As one of the first professional private Slovene winemakers, JoÅ¾e Kupljen launched the brand Vino Kupljen in 1976. Their wines are very telling of the terroir in the winegrowing hills of Jeruzalem, Slovenia. The terroir is primarily sandstone and heavy clay which produces crisp, fruity dry whites and light reds. This is an area renowned for wines that boast a fruity and fresh character from an early age and are famous for their extraordinary maturing potential (whites 5-20 years, reds 5-25 years); whereby each vintage unveils their diverse multilayered flavors. The Kupljen's practice only eco-friendly cultivation in the vineyards, as well as in the winemaking process. All is perfectly in tune with the Vino Kupljen slogan: With Sun and Love!
The year 2005 was full of contrasts. The weather was mostly warm, with little rain. A heatwave in August was followed by cool, rainy weather in September, tempering our initial enthusiasm. In the end, a drastic selection in the vineyard ensured a limited volume of exceptional quality, with a never-before-seen aromatic maturity. The harvest began on September 14.