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Vinarstvo Simcic - Marjan Simcic
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White wine 2006 Goriška brda Rebula-Sivi Pinot-Sauvignonasse dry Teodor Belo Selekcija, Primorska, Slovenia

Type: White wine
Quantity: 0.75 L
Alcohol content: 14%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Maturing: large wood
Registration number: #Sim3/6.000

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Last reviewed: 15 January, 2009
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 the viticulture especially in the area of Poetovium (Ptuj = Pettau). The Roman wine author Pliny the Elder (23-79) mentioned viticulture in the karst area and called these wines an elixir of life. During the migration of the peoples, viticulture came to a standstill again. But in the Middle Ages the wines were highly valued at the courts of Imperial Vienna and Archbishop Salzburg. The Austrian Archduke Johann (1782-1859) owned a model vineyard near Maribor (Marburg). Even today the influences of the historical and long affiliation to...

Synonym (also Rebula Bela, Zelena Rebula) for the grape variety Ribolla Gialla; see there.
Synonym for the grape variety Pinot Gris; see there.

The white grape variety originates from south-west France; the name means "Sauvignon-like". Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Sauvignon Vert(Chile); Blanc Doux, Sauvignon de la Corrèze, Sauvignon Gros Grain, Sauvignon Vert(France); Friulano, Malaga, Occhio di Gatto, Tai, Tai Bianco, Tocai, Tocai Friulano, Tocai Italico, Trebbianello, Tuchì(Italy); Zeleni Sauvignon(Slovenia).

Although it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities, it should not be confused with Furmint (Northern Italy), Muscadelle (Sauvignon Vert in California),...

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