Colliano Cuvee Red, Goriska Brda 2020, Slovenia

Over the centuries, heroic winegrowers have tenaciously terraced the steep marly slopes below the little villages of Goriska Brda to plant their vines. This is the enchanting westernmost region of Slovenia, nestled halfway between the Alps and the Adriatic Sea. Its rolling hills, stretching from the emerald Soca River to Friuli in Italy, are dotted with houses and farms. This unique land produces distinctly mineral wines, with a character only found in Slovenia’s Brda region. The Goriska Brda Wine Cellar was established in 1957 as a cooperative, which is still fully owned by local wine growers. Preserving viticulture in Brda in all its authenticity – among the vineyards grow fruit, olive and other trees. Thus, the cultural landscape remains varied and very hospitable. This wine is 40% Cabernet Franc, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot planted to terraced vineyards at 80-200 meters elevation. 100% hand-harvested. Fermentation in stainless steel, and aged for 12 months in 60 hl wooden casks.