2015 Damijan Podversic ‘Kaplja’ Chardonnay blend Organic & Biodynamic

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Year 2015

Denomination Venezia Giulia IGT

Producer Damijan

Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

Variety Chardonnay 40%, Friulano 30%, Malvasia Istriana 30%

Alcohol 14.5%

Size 750ml

Serving temperature 10/12°C, open the wine 15-30 minutes before serving

Type Orange, Skin Contact

Pairing Hot fish appetizers, Quiches, Grilled fish, Smoked fish appetizers, Stewed fish, Roasted and grilled meat, Steamed fish and shellfish, Risotto with seafood

Symphony entitled Drop, composed by three artists: Chardonnay, Nekaj, Malvasia Istriana. Each of them donates to the wine its characteristic, contributing to the harmony and balance from the nose to the mouth. The marked olfactory aromaticity of Friulano gives to the mouth the aromatic continuity of the Malvasia, leaving a wide and long final by the round and sapid Chardonnay.

 

Color Antique gold yellow

Scent Precious complexity with hints of beeswax, almonds, chestnut honey, bergamot, pear and black tea with a floral background of lime and alfalfa

Taste Full and soft, warm and enveloping with great persistence

 

Vineyards On the soils of Ponka (Opoka Marna / Arenaria) at 110-140 meters above sea level with southern exposure from Monte Calvario (1994) and Piedimonte (1967) vineyards

Vinification The maceration begin in big barrels of oak for 60 to 90 days. Finished the fermentation it gets aged in 20 or 30 hl barrels for 3 years and rest for 1 year in the bottles

Refinement 36 months in barrels of 20 and 30 hectoliters, then 12 months in the bottle

Production Artisanal, Indigenous yeasts

At just forty, Damijan Podversic can already boast an incredible experience. As a young man he began to take care of the few family vineyards, learning everything that could be learned about wine from his only teacher: Josko Gravner. To support him in the complicated management of the cellar-home is his wife Elena, who has been an absolute reference point for Damijan for years. The most important vineyards of the winery, in addition to the small plots scattered around the Collio, are located on the wooded south-facing slopes of Monte Calvario, just outside Gorizia, in an uncontaminated environment that is perfect for growing healthy and tasteful grapes.

 

The viticulture he practices is strictly organic, absolutely attentive to the balance and health of the plants. Damijan was good at giving life to absolutely unique wines, avoiding the use of modern and standardizing aging practices, but, on the contrary, preferring the use of natural winemaking techniques learned from master Josko. His white wines are both fermented on the skins with natural yeasts and are never put on the market unless absolutely ready to be tasted.

 

All these attentions to the various winemaking processes make the Podversic winery surprising, capable of giving us wines of great depth, rich in the flavors and aromas of the Collio.