We tasted two very different wines, one being dry one being sweet. I had no expectations going into this tasting, as it is the first time I was tasting wines from Slovenia. One of the things I love about participating in #winestudio is that it opens my eyes to so many different wines, wines I would have never picked up if I had a chance. Now with the chance and a bit of educations I can say I would pick these two wines up without thinking twice.
The first wine is made from the Ribolla Gialla (aka Rebula) grape which is the leading grape variety in Brda. The Brda region is the northernmost portion of Primorje. It features low rocky hills with terraced vineyards. They have a slightly higher rainfall
Now we travel to the Ljutomer-Ormoz, Podravvje region of Slovenia located in the northeast town of Jeruzalem, Solvenia. This is an area renowned for wines that boast a fruity and fresh character from an early age and that are famous for their extraordinary maturing potential (whites 5–20 years, reds 5–25 years).
2011 Kupljen Winery Rumeni Muskat is a sweeter wine. It has a beautiful apricot nose with a hint of honey. A nice balance between sweetness and acidity. The texture is light on your palate. It is great as an aperitif and will also pair well with Asian foods and foods with a little spice.