Time to return to Samo Premrn tonight, as I’m eager to taste another one of the Pasji Rep‘s wines. This time we’ll have a look at Vipva valley’s autochthonous variety Zelén. This one has been produced by combining maturation in stainless vats and new, large oak.
Zelen is such a delicate variety, but when given attention, and care, both in the vineyard and cellar, it can produce some astonishing results. Pasji Rep’s one is such the case, and even better, it is produced organically!
The juice fermented spontaneously, with 80 % of it maturing in stainless vats and 20 % in new oak barrels. This imprinted into the wine a combination of primary aromas with a touch of spices, but most of all it gave structure to the wine.
Pasji rep’s Zelén vests a strawy yellow colour with a slight golden tinge and oily texture. Its aromas are intense, we percieve kiwi, lemon, pear, peach blossom, with subtle notes of almond and minerality.
The taste is intense, soft, yet crisp, refreshing us and leaving a mineral aftertaste. A wine with structure, of elegant and lasting persistency.