Ranina 'Mea Culpa' 2017

podravje, slovenia

 

VARIETAL: 100% Ranina (also known as Bouvier)

HISTORY: An early ripening grape native to Slovenia, likely related to Pinot Blanc

CLIMATE: Continental with Alpine influences

VINEYARD: 25-30 year old vines; slopes of 20-30%, with southern exposure to the Drava River Valley; soils are sandy clay over marl and lime sandstone

FARMING: Native grass ground cover; vines trained for optimal sun exposure; grapes hand-harvested

WINEMAKING: Fermentation in stainless steel tanks

TASTING NOTES: Pale lemon-gold color in the glass. Fragrant floral aromas with white fruit notes. 

ABOUT THE NAME: 'Mea Culpa', meaning 'My Fault', accompanied by his fingerprint on the label, is winemaker Franci Cvetka's playful way of taking responsibility and ideally credit for his wines.