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Weißwein 2005 Goriška brda Sivi Pinot trocken, Primorska, Slovenia

Type: Weißwein (White wine)
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 13%
Sweetness: trocken (dry)
Predicate: Kakovostno Vino (Qualitätswein) (Kakovostno Vino (quality wine))
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: New and used barrique
Variety: Sivi Pinot
Registration number: #Sim1/2400

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Last reviewed: 21 February, 2008
Wine-growing area in the Slovenian wine region of Primorska; see there.

One of the three wine growing regions in Slovenia in the west of the country on the border with Italy. The name means "by the sea", although only a relatively small part is located on the Adriatic coast. The climate is characterized by a hot summer and an autumn with often strong thunderstorms. In addition, viticulture is also influenced by the cold north wind "Bora". The vineyards cover a total area of 8,081 hectares. The region is divided into four wine-growing areas: Gorika Brda (Gorizia Hills) with 1,992 hectares, Kras (Karst) with 753 hectares, Slovenska Istra (Slovenian Istria) with 2,331 hectares and Vipavska Dolina (Wippach Valley) with 3,005 hectares of...

The first vines were planted in this area by the Celts some 2,400 years ago. The Romans influenced viticulture especially in the area of Poetovium (Ptuj = Pettau). The Roman wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned viticulture in the Karst region and described these wines as an elixir of life. During the migration of peoples, viticulture came to a standstill again. But in the Middle Ages, the wines were highly valued at the courts of the imperial Wien and archbishopric of Salzburg. The Austrian Archduke Johann (1782-1859) owned a model vineyard near Maribor (Marburg). Even today, the influences of the historical and long affiliation with...

Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Gris; see there.
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