Ravan

Kabaj Ravan 2009

Kabaj, Goriška Brda (Slovenia)
White (13%)
Zeleni Sauvignon
$24.95
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Our Notes: Long prized for its vibrant character and uncanny ability to age, ‘Ravan’ is the ‘house name’ for the local specialty, formerly known as Tocai Friullano. It is the perkiest of the Kabaj wines. Grapes hand harvested in late September from the vineyards of Ravan, Neblo-Vhr, and Petelinji Most, were immediately de-stemmed, and fermented with wild yeast in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then transferred to French barrique for malolactic fermentation and 12 months on the lees. Barrels selected for the final blend were combined in tank for settling. Quality in 2009 was so great that ‘Ravan’ was bottled un-filtered. Juicy and mouthwatering, with aromas of fresh grapefruit and mint, it is a, not so serious wine, with serious mineral underpinnings, and deceptively long on the finish. This is a wine that will change little over the next 7 years and then evolve slowly for up to 20. Pair with anything you would enjoy with Sauvignon Blanc.

91 Points Wine & Spirits MagazineRavan is another name for zeleni sauvignon, which is [tocai] friulano across the border in Friuli. This one is golden in color and massively fruity, balancing its grassy passion fruit flavors with a clean, tense line of acidity. It ends on a smoky note. A match for roast partridge.

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