Wine of Slovenia
Slovenia Orange Wine interesting facts
Slovenian orange wine get in the July’s 2020 edition of prestigious wine magazine Decanter a first place between 30 of the best orange wines in the world. Zorjan’s Dolium Muscat Ottonel scored 95 points and it shares first place with the Graue Freyheit wine from Heinrich, an Austrian wine producer. Read more
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There are three wine-growing regions in Slovenia, known for wines that receive renowned awards globally. These include excellent original wines, typical for individual areas. Wine-growing area of the Primorska (Littoral) Region, is well known by Teran, in the Posavje Region you will get Cviček, and in the Podravje Region taste white wine varieties, such as the Rhein Riesling and Traminec. The wine-growing regions are divided into 14 wine-growing districts, each of which has a wine road, where you can learn about the Slovenian wine-growing tradition and local specialities. Slovenia is particularly proud of some indigenous wines and wines with protected geographical indication.
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After a long day at work, when it's time for relaxation, you go to the wine shelve and pick a bottle of wine and pour a glass of slovenian sauvignon. After the first sip you notice yourself shifting into a different dimension, somewhere in the heaven of wines. A very pleasant state of relaxation occurs giving the sense of euphoria. Your reality shifted into a beautiful green country filled with a long tradit of winemaking and viticulture. White or red, lushly aromatic, strong,full-bodied or loght, dry or sweet- no matter what you prefer, slovenian wines will always satisfy your needs.
Slovenia wine regions
Being relatively a young country, but historically Slovenian wines and wine production rule-dating back to the Celtic and Illyrian tribes that cultivated wine around the 5th Century B.C.E. This equates a very long history of viniculture. Slovenian wines are produced in 3 main wine regions: Podravje/Drava, Primorska/Littoral and Posavska/Lower Sava.
Each Slovenian wine conveys an accurate reflection of the special climatic and characteristic of the vineyard it was made. Each wine has a different characteristic and classy taste to it representing the region it comes from the best.
Podravska Slovenian wine reagion is the largest wine region in Slovenia. It's famous for sparking wines and classy dessert wines. The most produced wine here is the white one. The most common varieties of this wine district are Riesling, Chardonnay, Šipon, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon. They're perfect with light and delicate food such as raw and lightly cooked shellfish like crab and prawns, steamed or grilled fish, fish pâtés, fish, chicken or vegetable terrines and pasta or risotto with spring vegetables.
Posavska Slovenian wine region even though it's small in size,it's home to a 200 years old wine named Cviček,which is a fresh,light and slightly sour red wine. Blue Franconian is produced mainly in the Posavska wine region also. Modra Frankinja produces a characterful full-bodied wine that is both fruity and dry with some spicy notes. This Slovenian wine goes well with rich stewed meat and roasts with heavy sauces.
Primorska Slovenian wine region being the most developed out of 3 regions, this region has a high Italian influence. There is a white grape named Zelen which is exclusively found in Promorski wine region only. This produces one of the most light taste, crisp and herbaceous wines. It is very known and famous and it has been around for hundreds of years. Usually consumed by the wealthy and it was considered as the drinks of upper class, now this wine is available at a very reasonable price for the quality it brings to the table. Zelen Slovenian wines can be enjoyed with river fish or tender beef but the best combination is with young goat cheese. But being as classy and tasty as it is, it can be enjoyed even without food and the taste would leave your just as speechless.
Slovenian wines have a big personality in it, maintaining a classy smell and taste, it is guaranteed that every sip of these wines will help boost your self-esteem and make you feel much better. Slovenian wines make even the worst days, turn into the best ones. So get yourself one bottle and na zdravje!