Vino Kupljen - Šipon Mihalovci, 2019

Vino Kupljen – Šipon Mihalovci, 2019

Let’s indulge tonight in one of the greatest expressions of Šipon I’ve had the pleasure of tasting lately. It’s Samo Kupljen’s Šipon Mihalovci. An expression of Šipon, or Furmint as it goes by his international name, fermented in stainless vats…

Joannes Protner - Riesling, 2017

Joannes Protner – Riesling, 2017

Boštjan Protner is the guy you’ll find around festivals, often showing his Riesling “tattoo”, and yes, one could easily say riesling runs through the veins of the Protner family. Grapes for this expression of Riesling are coming from the slope…

Joannes - Protner - Sauvignon, 2019

Joannes – Protner – Sauvignon, 2019

We’re returning to Vodole tonight to taste a varietal rendition of Sauvignon blanc, produced by the Protner family in a way to express the characteristics of this variety. Grapes were hand-harvested at a vineyard planted in sandy loam soil, close…

Joannes Protner - Natura, 2017

Joannes Protner – Natura, 2017

Tonight’s pick is a wine looking to challenge common perceptions and the winemaker’s mind—a blend of Welschriesling and Yellow muscat produced in a way to add a new dimension. I’m speaking extended maceration and soaking of whole berries with maturation…