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Bole “Vitovska Piščanci” – Vitovska, minerality at its best

by Gogo on April 21, 2010

in All wines

Did you know that in the steep hills overlooking Trieste, just 3 km from the busy city center, there are terraced vineyards with a stunning view on the Adriatic sea? A week ago, thanks to kind recommendation of barista at Osteria Da Marino, we took a bottle of a white wine coming from this urban terroir.

Wine from the hills of Trieste

It was “Vitovska Piščanci” made by Andrej Bole (the label does not mention the vintage, I presume it’s from 2008). I was pleasantly surprised by unusual character and incredible minerality of this wine, made entirely from Vitovska – a peculiar grape variety indigenous to Carso-Kras region.

Vineyards in the hills of Trieste

Vineyards in the hills of Trieste

This wine is of straw-yellow color with greenish reflections, probably not filtered. The nose is vibrant, Mediterranean, with nice interaction between floral-herbal notes of Wisteria, dry hay, sage and notes of wet clay and salt, with a touch of citrus. In the mouth is very dry, medium-body, energetic, with crystal clear acidic backbone and playful minerals, it leaves you a nice stone aftertaste.

Perfect as an aperitif, pasta Frutti di Mare, grilled squid, white fish in the oven…

Andrej Bole winery
Via Sottomonte 25
34135 Trieste, Italy
phone: +39 040 420975
mobile: +39 333 356 8243

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