VERUS VINEYARDS, RIESLING, STAJERSKA, SLOVENIA, 2012
This week's wine of the week is truly delicious!
An exciting and relatively new producer, Verus (the Latin word for "true"), is the brain child of three ambitious young winemaking friends who united to produce a range of thrillingly pure white wine varietals from inland Slovenia. Danilo, Bozidar and Rajko, all of whom come from grape-growing or winemaking families, now own modern cellars and 10 hectares of vineyards growing exclusively white wine grapes at high altitudes. The berries that make up the Verus Riesling are grown on partly terraced slopes in the hills behind Ormoz. The calcareous soils combined with the cool climate results in a wine showing significant mineral notes and searingly crisp acidity!
Intense lime zest and ripe peach on the nose with herbal notes of basil and perfume. On the palate, the wine is searingly dry and fresh, with beautiful length and surprising elegance. Completely refreshing, this Riesling is perfect for chilled seafood and a hot day.
Enjoy this refreshing Riesling with a YEW Seafood Tower!
2 oz $7 / 4 oz $14 / 6 oz $21 / Bottle $82
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Riesling, Verus Vineyards