sauvignon blanc 'Mea culpa' 2017

podravje, slovenia

 

VARIETAL: 100% Sauvignon 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: Gentle lemon yellow color with green tinges. Aromas of elderflower, nettle and tomato leaves with layers of ripe white fruits. Elegant in the mouth, with good balance, a touch of spice and a long, persistent finish.

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