November 2015 1
Hello wine lovers!
More great news and more affirmations are coming for Slovenian wine makers, which just proves how great of a wine making country we are. This time it’s Marjan Simčič whose wines just got high ranks by James Suckling, the wine critic that every one involved into wine must have heard of.
Coming from Ceglo, a small town in Goriška brda the Simčič family has been into wine making since 1860. Currently they own 18 hectares of vineyards, some older than 55 years, both on the Slovenian and on the Italian side of the Brda region (Collio).
When thinking about Marjan Simčič and his wine, year 2008 was probably the most important one. It is in this year that Marjan presented the »Opoka« line of wines. The top quality line of wines, bought to perfection with a huge devotion. In Brda’s jargon Opoka means marl which is the soil poor in organic structure but very rich with mineral salts, giving to wines under this line a long-lasting aftertaste, character and a distinct signature of the Brda terroir. A total of 4 wines is shining under the Opoka label Ribolla, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Merlot.
Recently James Suckling has tasted their wines and 5 got exceptional scores, or as said »Five Outstanding Whites from Goriška Brda, Slovenia«.
2 wines scored even an impressive 95 points! The Sauvignon Blanc Opoka 2012 and the Chardonnay Selekcija 2012, which just confirms their devotion to producing top quality wines and I’m sure the scores are more than well deserved.
If you’re interested in tasting these wines and more and getting to know Marjan and the philosophy behind join us at eVino’s event.
Until the next time, cheers!