Happy international Rosé day! And what better than opening a bottle of one of the most notorious rosés of Slovenia? I’m speaking of Miha Batič‘s expressive, semi-dry rose, which is a perfect companion for hot summer eves.
Few are the wines that come to mind when thinking of a style, but when thinking of rosé wine in Slovenia, none comes close in terms of popularity, something it achieved since seeing tables of restaurants for the first time in 1987.
Produced almost exclusively of biodynamically farmed varieties of Cabernet Sauvignon with just a minor spice-up by Cabernet Franc. Grapes are hand-harvested, crushed and shortly macerated to gain colour density. Finally, the must ferment in stainless vats, maintaining its vibrancy in the form of gentle, refreshing perlage and a touch of residual sugar.
This results in a cherry-coloured rosé wine with a slight copper tinge and fairly dense texture.
Its intense bouquet reveals cherries, raspberries, cranberries, rosehip, pomelo, and little fern and almond hints.
The wine is semi-dry, with pronounced roundness, at the same time refreshing – with gently tingling bubbles and mineral saltyl—a rosé with structure and a lasting aftertaste of prominent elegance. The aftertaste is primarily fruit-forward, with hints of almond and grass, adding depth, making it even more pleasing, and perfect for serving with food.