Damijan, 'Bianco Kaplja' , Chardonnay, Friuilano, Malvasia Istriana
REGION: Gorizia Friuli-Venezia Giulia
GOOD TO KNOW: Damijan Podversic’s motto is : “wine is the poetry of the soil”. He started out in the family business as a negociant. But when he found a small abandoned plot in the Collio Goriziano, he ignored the common family attitude and eagerly bought it. He was meant to make natural wine! He cleared the land, rebuilt terraces, and set to replanting it: not only does he now cultivate top-quality grapes, but his once skeptical neighbors eye his steep mountaintop vineyard with great envy. But he did it!
Breaking the confines of tradition and shunning modern practices like the use of stainless steel, Damijan pursues natural winemaking, which he learned from the great Friulian producer Josko Gravner. Damijan never bottles or releases a wine unless it has had ample time to develop; he even insists on bottling the Kaplja in December while the moon is waning.
TASTE: gold color, Mineral, deep, aromatic, dry