Jakončič - Uvaia 2017
Producer: Jakončič
Wine name: Uvaia
ABV: 15.5

This is a turbo-charged Pinot Grigio, skin fermented in wooden eggs. It’s nicely aromatic and full of ripe red berry notes on the nose, but overbearingly sweet and heavy on the palate – furthermore the fruit feels a little confected, and the wine as a whole feels rather manipulated. I cannot understand the decision to harvest at this ripeness level – this wine would have been so much more drinkable at a sensible ABV (for which read – 13% or so). The oak also seems to mark the wine a bit more than I’d really like.