Gabernik 23 - Rumeni Muskat Method Ancestral
Gabernik 23 - Rumeni Muskat Method Ancestral

Gabernik 23 - Rumeni Muskat Method Ancestral

The grapes were hand-harvested from a 17-year-old vineyard and the grapes were destemmed and pressed to tank with a small addition of sulfur. After a natural settling period of 48 hours, the wine was racked. Fermentation occurred spontaneously with native yeasts, after which the wine was racked and given another small dosage of sulfur. The wine aged for 7 months, and then was bottled in the spring of the following year. It spent 18 months on the lees, then was riddled and disgorged. The wine was capped sans dosage.

Gabernik 23 is a small family-owned winery in Štajerska, Slovenia. Janko Bogatic started working alongside his father in his family’s vineyards at the age of ten. While he seemed destined for a career in dairy farming, at 18 Janko was forced to return to the family property to manage the vineyards after the sudden passing of his father. Now, almost 30 years later, Janko is farming 9 hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes around Ritoznoj in the foothills of the Pohorje range.

While some of the grapes are sold to another local winemaker, Janko began bottling his own wines under the Gabernik 23 label in 2018. There are many varieties planted in the Gabernik 23 vineyards, but the focus is on the less fashionable varieties, like Yellow Muscat and Zweigelt. The aim is to show that with a little love and respect these grapes can produce some stunning wines.

A floral nose flows seamlessly into the palate with notes of white peaches, orange blossom, and honeysuckle. Tight bubbles burst pleasantly on the tongue, enhancing the refreshing qualities of this wine. A clear line of acidity drives through to a clean finish.

Friends, Sunshine, The Park

About the Winemaker

Gabernik 23 is a small family-owned winery in Štajerska, Slovenia. Janko Bogatic started working alongside his father in his family’s vineyards at the age of ten. While he seemed destined for a career in dairy farming, at 18 Janko was forced to return to the family property to manage the vineyards after the sudden passing of his father. Now, almost 30 years later, Janko is farming 9 hectares of vineyards situated on the slopes around Ritoznoj in the foothills of the Pohorje range.

While some of the grapes are sold to another local winemaker, Janko began bottling his own wines under the Gabernik 23 label in 2018. There are many varieties planted in the Gabernik 23 vineyards, but the focus is on the less fashionable varieties, like Yellow Muscat and Zweigelt. The aim is to show that with a little love and respect these grapes can produce some stunning wines.

Tasting Notes

A floral nose flows seamlessly into the palate with notes of white peaches, orange blossom, and honeysuckle. Tight bubbles burst pleasantly on the tongue, enhancing the refreshing qualities of this wine. A clear line of acidity drives through to a clean finish.

Pairings

Friends, Sunshine, The Park