Vino Gross

Štajerska Slovenija | Gorca | Podlehnik

Michael Gross is a young, fifth generation winemaker entrusted with opening a new chapter of his family’s story in Štajerska Slovenija (Styrian Slovenia). In 2004, luck brought the Gross family prime vineyards in Gorca and Colles, some 60 km (40 miles) south of their home in Ratsch, Austria. With climate, terrain, and varieties that are strikingly similar to southern Styria’s, it was natural for the family to put down roots here. Through farming organically, hand harvesting, working with spontaneous fermentations, malo, extended lees contact, and bottle aging, these wines are lively, engaging introductions to a region in thrilling revival.

Vino Gross 2021 Maribor Blanc

The wine-growing area of Maribor is best known for white varieties Laški Rizling (Welschriesling), Renski Rizling (Riesling) and Sauvignon Blanc. We combined these three dominating grape varieties into a harmonic and delicate cuvée. It is a typical representative of the Maribor style. The wine-growing area of Maribor borders on the Austrian South Styrian Wine Road in the north and encloses the city of Maribor in the south. The soil of the steep vineyards consists of Leitha limestone and limy clay marl (opok), with sandy and loamy patches in between. The terroir is mirrored in the silky, delicate structure of the wine. The vines are up to 60 years of age.

  • 2021
  • Laski Rizling, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Slovenia
  • Podravje
  • Štajerska Slovenija
  • Certified Organic
  • South
  • Lime rich clay, marl
  • 1
  • 750 ml

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