Colliano Ribolla Gialla 2019, Goriska Brda, 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 Рamong the vineyards grow fruit, olive and other trees. Thus, the cultural landscape remains varied and very hospitable. This wine is 100% Ribolla Gialla from 15-40-year-old vines planted to marl soils in terraced vineyards below the village of Krasno at an elevation of 120-250 meters. Fermented in 6,000-liter oak barrels and aged for at least 12 months in the same.