Saint Hills Nevina 2013
Vineyards are planted in the upright cordon, with a density of 7.000 plants per hectare. This allows the winemaker to get most of the wind and the sun, and the highest quality of grape. Vineyards are in Istria, in Radovni. It is cultivated with small tractors, and by hand. Green harvest is done so that the crop never goes over 1kg per plant. Harvest is also done by hand. Grapes are being cooled down t 5°C in cooling rooms overnight before being sorted on sorting tables. This wine is fermented in egg-shaped concrete vats, and in big wooden vats 32hl. It is aged for 6-9 months in concrete and wood vats, and 10% in French oak barriques. At the final blend, Nevina is distinguished from Mala Nevina, by trying to get the same balance.
|WINERY||Saints Hills Winery|
|Region||Istria & Kvarner|
|variety||Chardonnay, Malvasia Istriana|
Nevina is intensive and complex on the nose. The wine is characterized by citrus aromas such as lemon and lime, peach and some tropic fruit such as pineapple. It is very mineral and fresh, with secondary aromas of honey and nuts, herbs, mint and some white pepper. This medium bodied wine is very creamy and of a very pleasant acidity. Palate is dominated by citrus aromas, green apple, and peach