Gönc Winery Sabotage Blaufrankisch
10 in stock
Region: Dobrovnik, Slovenia
Grape varieties: 100% Blaufrankisch
Gönc Winery Sabotage Blaufrankisch is spicy, with slightly rugged tannins supporting ripe blueberries and sultry blackberries. There is a hint of Middle Eastern spices and a distinct blue floral prettiness in the background. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a very small dose of sulfur.
Song: In A Free Land by Hüsker Dü
Room Temperature (63°–67°)
Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)
10 in stock
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ABOUT THE PRODUCER
About Gönc Winery Sabotage Blaufrankisch
Gönc Winery Sabotage Blaufrankisch is spicy, with slightly rugged tannins supporting ripe blueberries and sultry blackberries. There is a hint of Middle Eastern spices and a distinct blue floral prettiness in the background. Peter never takes the path most followed when it comes to making wine, but his long-awaited Blaufränkisch exceeds even his usual standards. This indigenous Slovenian grape grows on the gravelly part of his vineyard, which presents very hard conditions for the vine. As a result, there is a small yield from the vineyard that results in intensely flavored juice from the berries. That wasn’t quite enough, though, so Peter froze the wine outside and siphoned off the partially thawed juice, giving the finished wine a nose and texture unlike any Blaufränkisch that’s ever existed. Aged in neutral French and Hungarian oak. Bottled unfined and unfiltered with a small sulfur addition.
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.