Wine of the Week 3/05/19

Ptujska Klet Pullus Pinot Grigio 2017

Regularly $16.99/On sale for $14.96

This weeks W.O.W. is from the same Slovenian winery that produces previous W.O.W. hit Pullus Halozan white!  This winery in Lower Styria (Štajerska) has been in continual operation since the year 1239, so (despite the relative blip of communism, when standards were very low indeed) they have learned a thing or two about winemaking.  Just across the border in the Friuli region of Italy, this style of Pinot Grigio is called “Ramato” (coppered, or auburn) due to the burnished color.  This is achieved by leaving the pressed juice in contact with the rosy skins for up to 72 hours after crushing.  This ancient process also brings a complexity and a slight tannic structure you don’t usually encounter in Pinot Grigio.  The wine also sees substantial time on the lees, adding a gentle creaminess to the texture.  If you’re a fan of shop favorite Di Lenardo “Gossip,” you’ll enjoy this alternate take on the Ramato style.  If you’re new to Ramatos, then this is a great time to try one.  One of the best food “white” wines in the shop! 

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