2016 Damijan Podversic ‘Kaplja’ Chardonnay blend Organic Bio Natural

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Year 2016

Denomination Venezia Giulia IGT

Producer Damijan

Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

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

Alcohol 14.5%

Size 750ml or Magnum 1.5L

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

Damjan Podversic has always dreamed of bringing his winery to life, based on the love of the land with a natural production that respects the environment.

 

There are two fundamental figures in his life: his wife Elena, who helps him in the management of the winery and Josko Gravner, his mentor who taught him the technique for natural wine at a very young age and for this reason, at only forty, Damijan Podversic can already boast an incredible experience.

 

He has always been driven by the desire to recover and enhance old abandoned vineyards, and the Gorizia's hills are a terroir particularly suited to viticulture.

The first small plots of land purchased by Damijan are located on the wooded slopes facing south of Mount Calvario, and today they are part of the six hectares of vineyards on which the company can currently count.

 

This uncontaminated environment combined with the natural method is perfect for growing healthy and tasteful grapes.

 

The agronomic choices are cautious and respectful of the environment and the ecosystem to the maximum. Damijan follows the rhythms of nature and the moon's phases for all processes, starting from the mowing of the grass and pruning to get to the harvest, strictly manual and in crates, carried out exclusively at optimal ripeness.

 

Even the vinification, carried out entirely in wood, follows the lunar phases, slow rhythms and tradition, with prolonged contact between the skins and the must, until the end of fermentation, interspersed with punching down several times a day. The grapes and seeds' excellent quality and perfect maturity, combined with Damijan's inspired hand in the cellar and his knowledge of nature and wine, ensure that the wines reveal the perfume and taste of this territory.

 

The cultivated varieties are those of Ribolla Gialla, Friulano, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. Furthermore, other small plots, partly belonging to Damijan's grandfather and partially rented, contribute to the production of Chardonnay, Friulano and Malvasia Istriana.

 

The winery is also involved in the A3, a charity project. Every year a different artist creates unique labels for 15 3-litre bottles, the amount that comes from these bottles are donated to associations that help the needy. Corrado Zeni, Giorgio Valvassori and Shinji Ogawa are the artists who participated in this project.

 

From Ribolla Gialla to Malvasia, from Nekay to Bianco "Kaplja", passing through Pinot Grigio and Rosso "Prelit": all wines labelled "Damijan" tell true and beautiful stories, in the sign of the highest enology.

 

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