About the Wine
Made from Rumeni Muscat, a.k.a. Yellow Muscat. Let's just add that to the growing list of all the Muscat grapes out there, shall we?
This is pretty intense stuff. We're not sure what's going on, but there's a lot of it. Freshly squeezed lemon juice, jasmine and rose, musk sticks and lychee all leapt out of the glass here. Somehow, despite all this, it's in no way over the top and it mellows out pretty quickly. It's juicy, it's light and that lick of tannin makes it dangerously food friendly - and dangerously drinkable.
Instinctively, South East Asian would be the choice of cuisine here. But what grows together goes together - try it with some traditional Slovenian idrijski žlikrofi (dumplings) or river trout.
About Gabernik 23
Janko Bogatic is the man behind Gabernik 23, based around the village of Ritoznoj in north east Slovenia, only 50-odd kms from the Austrian border and the town of Graz.
Janko has worked these steep slopes since the age of 10. Drawing from his years of experience on the land he strives to work hand-in-hand with nature to allow the vineyards to express their true potential. Minimal intervention in the wine cellar lets the terroir shine through. Working with unfashionable varieties like Yellow Muscat and Zweigelt, Janko wants to show that these grapes are much more than their reputations suggest.