2022 Ptujska Klet 'Pullus' Sauvignon Blanc Stajerska Slovenia

$19.99 USD

Winery: Pullus

Classification: Dry white wine

Varietals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: Štajerska, Slovenia

Density & Yield: 5,000 vines/ha; 1 kg/vine

Annual Production: 100,000 bottles

Alcohol: 13%

Climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and snowy winters

Terrain: The terrain of the entire Štajerska region is made up of steep-sloped vineyards and narrow, wind-rich hill valleys. A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly of sand and clay with marl in the lower layers. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites of Haloze Hills as well as Slovenske Gorice.

Farming: No irrigation. Environmentally friendly cultivation, following the integrated farming guidelines of Slovenia.

Vinification: Made from perfectly ripe grapes that were picked by hand three times over the span of September. Controlled cold fermentation between 16° C - 18° C in stainless steel (inox) tanks. Fermentation is done through high-grade (noncommercial) yeasts. The wine is aged for 6 months in stainless steel tanks on lees, coarsely fined and filtered before bottling.

Tasting Notes: A perfect balance between freshness and depth! Typical varietal aromas of grapefruit as well as tomato leaf, not too aggressive though. On the palate, plenty of texture and minerality, bright acidity balanced with some weight and creaminess from lees aging, and a long finish.

Enjoy chilled, with vegetable dishes, asparagus risotto, pasta with white wine sauce, seafood, poultry, fish and young cheeses.