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Podrum Franjo Skila White

$37.00

4 in stock

Vintage: 2019
Region: Plješivica, Istria, Croatia
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Welschriesling

Podrum Franjo Skila White is 100% Welschriesling with two days of skin maceration—aromas and flavors of tropical and citrus fruit, white flowers, and sea spray. The palate is fresh and light; its compulsive drinking leads those who taste it to consume one glass after another.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Tropical

BODY

Light-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

11-12%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Light

SWEETNESS

Dry

SULFUR

Zero Sulfur Added

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Podrum Franjo Skila White

Podrum Franjo Skila White is 100% Welschriesling with two days of skin maceration—aromas and flavors of tropical and citrus fruit, white flowers, and sea spray. The palate is fresh and light; its compulsive drinking leads those who taste it to consume one glass after another. Skila is a delicate wine that can be selected for a refreshing summer aperitif or as a companion to dinners where the protagonists are fish or seafood first courses.

About Podrum Franjo

Winemaking is very much a tradition in the part of Croatia where Kreso Petrekovic comes from and the family always made a little wine for home consumption. After years of selling wine, visiting wineries, and drinking countless epic bottles, he realized just what amazing raw material he had back home. These were mostly farmer wines, with no interventions, and so the potential was laid bare.

Now he spends his time between selling wine in New York and making wine in Croatia. He sources from old vines in Plješivica and Lower Styria (Slovenia) from farmers who are longtime friends of the family. Some of the grapes like Riesling and Pinot Gris are familiar, while others such as Sipalj, Stajerka, Kraljevina, Smarnica, and Plavec are much more localized to these central European terroirs. These are wines that show off the quality of these incredible and mostly unknown sites as well as Kreso’s ability as a winemaker to balance minimalist, non-interventionist winemaking without sacrificing a sense of place. Most are co-ferments, macerated whites, or a combination of both! In other words, these are also very easy to drink.