Available for around $12. Distribution is currently limited, but will be increasing. Sample submitted for review.
From the bottle:
"Handpicked between 30-8 and 9-9.
In the hills around the village of Jeruzalem in Eastern Slovenia lies a unique, small winegrowing region. Here, all our grapes are still handpicked to create an interesting blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio. A fruity, accessible wine with aromas of passion fruit and lemon underscored by a surprising pepperiness. A long, fresh, aftertaste that goes very well with meat dishes, salads and especially asparagus.
Back in September of last year we had the opportunity to discover the wines of Slovenia live and in person. (See the recap of that trip here.) And while the majority of the wines we tasted are not yet available in the U.S., today we are featuring one of our very favorites that is starting to get distribution stateside.
The 2012 puklavec & friends Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Grigio begins with pretty typical Sauvignon Blanc aromas of lemongrass, tropical fruit and citrus but it's when tasting that the Pinot Grigio makes its presence known. The wine tastes wonderfully drinkable combining the best of both varieties with the Pinot Grigio adding a level of fruitiness that is really pleasing. Frankly I'm surprised we don't see this blend more often because it's really delightful. The best part; however, is the wonderful finish which features lingering lemon and guava spiked with a fantastic spicy pepper streak. I love it!
See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.
Overall Rating: 8.5
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