Movia – Lunar Pinot Grigio, 2018

Movia - Lunar Pinot Grigio, 2018
Movia – Lunar Pinot Grigio, 2018
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

Oh, what a treat we’ll have tonight. A wine that couldn’t express better the essence of the family, the creation and the microcosmos of Movia. We’ll be looking at the latest addition to the line of Lunar wines produced with Pinot Gris (or Pinot Grigio).

Such is the genius with the creation of these wines that special barriques were created for its handling. A particular web in ist inside and a lid, with a larger opening to simplify handling with berries and fluids. Only the healthiest berries are used for the creation of this wine. After destemming, they go straight into the barrel, where spontaneous fermentation starts thanks to the natural yeast present on the berries skin. After seven months of maceration in these barrels, with alcoholic fermentation and malolactic conversion, the juice is racked with fine lees into one-litre bottles. The wine then spends an extensive time in bottle before the release on the market.

This results in a wine of clear to hazy (depends on how well you’ve decanted it), extractive amber colour with dense viscosity, quickly stopping flowing in the glass.

Its bouquet is intense, intoxicating and fruit-forward. We notice aromas of ripe apricot, peach, red apple, yellow fig, grapes soaked in alcohol with ripe mango and pineapple. Candied orange is joined by notes of dandelion, wild mint and thyme. At the same time, we notice a slight note of straw, saffron, sweet root and cloves.

The wine is dry, soft, but it gently leaves the stage to a lively freshness, minerality and accented tannins. It is a wine of intensity and decisiveness with lasting persistency and elegance that only unfolds its plans for a lasting future.

A wine that easily walks on the edge, but that’s what’s fascinating, different, but with a genuine Movia signature that many will adore. I couldn’t find a retailer on the market serving it, but it will cost approximately 31 Eur.

Movia - Lunar Pinot Grigio, 2018
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

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