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Kobal - Bajta Muscat Pét Nat (2019)

Kobal - Bajta Muscat Pét Nat (2019)

Staff Pick

Tasting Notes: 
Lively, juicy, mouthwatering, bubbly goodness! It looks cloudy, but it is bright on the inside. Aromas of lemon, lime, flowers and pronounced yeastiness on the nose lead to a creamy, chewy palate with a pear finish. 

Classification: Sparkling pet nat white wine 

Varietals: 100% Yellow Muscat 

Appellation: Haloze Hills, Lower Styria (Štajerska), Slovenia 

Annual Production: 5,000 bottles 

Alcohol: 12% 

Climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and snowy winters 

Terrain: The terrain of the entire Štajerska region is made up of steep-sloped vineyards and narrow, wind-rich hill valleys. A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly of sand and clay with marl in the lower layers. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites of Haloze Hills. 

Farming: No irrigation. Environmentally friendly cultivation, following the integrated farming guidelines of Slovenia. 

Vinification: Hand-picked grapes are fermented naturally. The process is closely monitored by the winemaker Once the sugar level reaches the desired level, the wine is bottled with wild microflora and continues fermenting in the bottle. 

About the Winemaker: 

Born in Slovenia in 1977, Bojan Kobal started his career when he graduated as engineer in Food Science and Technology from the University of Ljubljana Biotechnical University in 1996.

Since 2002 Bojan has worked as a winemaker and wine judge and in 2004 he joined Angela Muir and her winemaking team at the famous Ptuj Winery (Pullus).

From the time Bojan joined the winery, Ptuj wines began receiving the highest honors. They won over 195 Grand Gold, gold and silver medals at competitions around the world, including San Francisco, Concours Mondial de Bruexelles; Concours Mondial du Sauvignon; AWC Vienna, Japan Wine Challange, Vinoforum; Vinalies; Mundus Vini, China Wine Awards, Selections Mondiales des Vins Canada;Decanter; Vino Ljubljana and Vino Slovenia. He is the most awarded winemaker in the Slovenia and beyond.

Bojan started his own Kobal brand in 2015. He continues to put the wines from the selected vineyards of Slovenian Styria (Štajerska) on the world’s wine map. The majority of his wines come from the vineyards located on steep slopes of Haloze that consist predominantly of marl and from the vines that average more than 35 years in age. All of site’s complex influences result in unique traits of our wine, 24 hours long (or even longer) cold maceration accentuates their fruitiness; they exhibit freshness and reflect the fingerprint of nature – a distinctive Štajerska terroir.