Gönc Winery Pour Some Sugar on Me
4 in stock
Region: Dobrovnik, Slovenia
Grape varieties: 100% Gamay
Gönc Winery Pour Some Sugar on Me shows Gamay’s inimitable bright ruby hue and teems with bright cherry, raspberries, and dark spices on the nose, as you might expect. The palate’s judicious concentration, roundness, and spice, however, set this apart from more common examples of Gamay.
Song: Keep Hanging On by Hüsker Dü
Raspberry, Red Berries, Red Cherry
Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)
Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)
4 in stock
Save 10% when you buy six or more bottles (mix and match)
ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Gönc Winery Pour Some Sugar on Me
Gönc Winery Pour Some Sugar on Me shows Gamay’s inimitable bright ruby hue and teems with bright cherry, raspberries, and dark spices on the nose, as you might expect. The palate’s judicious concentration, roundness, and spice, however, set this apart from more common examples of Gamay while allowing the grape to remain its harmonious, versatile, earthy, and red-fruited self. The lingering finish introduces some slightly smoky notes as well as a little saline minerality. An amazing expression of Gamay!
About Gönc Winery
Gönc Winery is a family tradition going back to 1936 when Peter Gönc’s great-grandfather built their first wine cellar and planted the vineyard around it in the small town of Dubrovnik in Slovenia. After World War II, his grandfather moved to the city of Ptuj where he started working in the Ptujska Klet, or Ptuj wine cellar, as a cellar cleaner and worked his way up to head winemaker and CEO of the oldest winery in Slovenia, now known as Pullus.
Peter’s father worked at the same winery, but on the side, he also planted 24 acres of vineyards to keep up the family tradition (now 28 acres total). When Peter came of age they built a new cellar in Ptuj and started Gönc again. Peter is the 4th generation of winemakers and winegrowers in the family. Farming is organic, and all the wines receive little to no added sulfites at bottling. Despite this minimal intervention, the wines are even more stable and long-lasting, even once open, making them ideal for restaurants or wine bars pouring by the glass.
Fun fact: Gönc is actually a name for a barrel that they produce in Hungary, from whence the Gönc family hails, that’s 136 liters volume. The 136 dots on each bottle of their wines are in tribute to the family’s long history in the area’s wine community.