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Vitovska - 2014

Vodopivec

3.90 / 5.0

Type
white still, dry
Region
IGP Venezia Giulia, Italy
Producer
Vodopivec
Vintage
2014
Grapes
Vitovska
Alcohol
12.5
Sugar
0.4
Price
3300 UAH, 1359 UAH
Cellar
not available
Vodopivec Vitovska 2014

Grapes for the 2014 Vitovska come from 20-year-old vines. The juice is fermented with the skins for up to twelve months with further ageing in 30-hectoliter Slavonian botti for 18 months.

Ratings

3.90 / 5.0750 ml@Garage · Notorious Friuli by Vova and Mykola

It's delicate and ethereal at the beginning. The 2014 Vitovska offers notes of mushrooms, cheese, sardines, caramel and peach. Interesting palate where everything is in balance. The acidity and tannin are nice and balanced and a bit pointy at the same time. Flavourful, evolving and persistent. It's definitely sophisticated but somehow muted and silent.

Wine #2 on Notorious Friuli by Vova and Mykola event.

Vodopivec

Paolo Vodopivec exclusively focuses on cultivating Carso's native grape variety, Vitovska. Paolo used to experiment with other varieties. Over time, he concluded that Vitovska is the voice of the Carso.

Today, Vodopivec produces up to three distinct bottlings annually. The "Origine" bottling undergoes vinification and ageing solely in large, neutral oak botti. Meanwhile, the classic Vitovska ages for a period ranging from six to twelve months in Georgian qvevri, allowing the skins to impart their character before further maturation in botti. "Solo," considered Vodopivec's Grand Cru, is crafted from their most prized vineyard parcel. It undergoes an entire year of fermentation and ageing in qvevri, culminating in a final passage through the botti for refinement.