- Tasting Notes
Denomination Venezia Giulia IGT
Region Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy
Variety Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Size 750ml or Magnum 1.5L
Serving temperature 15°C, open the wine 1-2 hours before serving
Pairing Risotto and pasta with meat ragu', red and white meat stew, grilled meat, game
The wine presents a beautiful ruby red in the glass, with an intense aroma of ripe fruit, in particular blueberries and black currants, with hints of vanilla and sweet spices. On the palate, it is full-bodied and intense, with a balanced and very pleasant taste with pleasant aromas of fresh fruit.
Color Intense ruby red color, with garnet reflections
Scent Intense and vibrant hints of fresh fruit, in particular blueberries, and with delicate hints of vanilla
Taste Intense and balanced, pleasant and balanced, with an aftertaste reminiscent of small red fruits, it closes with an elegant and refined finish
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 Fermentation takes place in the presence of the skins in conical oak vats for 40 days, without temperature control and without adding selected yeasts.
Refinement 3 years in 20-30 hectolitre barrels, then at least 1 year 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.