I’m thrilled to write about Miha Batič and his wines finally! This might very well be the first article about his wines, so let’s have a look at his macerated expression of Pinot Gris, a wine marked by extensive skin contact and maturation in oak barrels.
Miha is such a personality, a simple guy, but with such an honest, respectful aura and most of all charisma. Such are his wines, reflective of the microcosmos of their provenance, produced with attentive care and respect for nature, following biodynamic principles.
Grapes are exclusively hand-harvested from a vineyard that counts approximately thirty-five years. After destemming and crushing, the pomace macerates in open vessels for an extensive time and started fermenting spontaneously. After a gentle pressing, the young wine was racked in oak barrels with fine lees, where it conducted malolactic conversion. Having matured for a year, it was bottled without filtration.
Batičs’ Pinot Gris shows a salmon colour with a copper tip, translucent and of dense texture.
Its bouquet is intense, refined, emphasising ripe fruit. We detect blood orange, red apple, candied lemon peel, cranberries, pomegranate, peach, almond, rosemary, vanilla and an aroma of toffee.
The wine is dry, reasonably warm, fresh and minerally tasty. A wine of intensity and elegance with a lasting aftertaste in which aromas of peach, cranberry, rosehip and butter appear. Full-bodied, undoubtedly, with the potential to age for at least the next seven years.