2020 Heaps Good Wine Co. Skin Contact White

Stajerska, Slovenia

Zingy orange/amber drinking from Slovenia, with peppery spice and bitter orange characters.




About The Wine

Kiwi expat making orange wine in Slovenia is probably not a sentence we write often, and definitely wouldn't have been seen 15 years ago.

But Nick Gee established Heaps Good over ten years ago, and, with lo-fi approach to fit the zeitgeist he has released some delicious wines that are making their debut in the Australia.

This is a blend of Furmint and Pinot Gris, fully wild-fermented on skins, as if it were a red. Chewy, orangey, amaro-like with a some well-integrated tannic grip.

About Heaps Good Wine Co

Heaps Good Wine Company doesn't sound like a fourth-generation family-owned Slovenian winery, and it isn't.

It's the passion project of transplanted kiwi winemaker Nick Gee, who set up shop in 2010 in the foothills of the Pohorje range in Stajerska Slovenia, near the Austrian border.

Nick is a minimum intervention man with the only additions being occasional sulphur pre-bottling. It's cool-climate winemaking (good for a kiwi) with a nod towards its northern neighbour as he features Zweigelt and Blaufrankisch, along with excellent Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.

Gorgeous vineyards of Slovenia
Gorgeous vineyards of Slovenia
Stajerska, Slovenia
Additional Info

From The Importer

Furmint and Pinot Gris, grown in Malečnik, Maribor, Lower Styria. 300m altitude over sand, clay and marl, with the climate giving hot dry summers and snowy winters. Varieties are hand picked and processed separately, fully destemmed, fermented wild and pressed off skins after the completion of alcoholic fermentation. Raised in older French barrels for 12 months, 10.6% alcohol.

Proper orange in colour, orange peel, crunchy orange fruit, and flavours/mineral reminiscent of Berocca. Nice acid structure, mouth watering, mild tannin presence, pepper, finishes long and clean.

Blend : Furmint, Pinot Gris
ABV : 11.5%
Closure : Screw Cap
Drink Until : 2026
Bottle Size : 750ml

Winemaker Nick Gee
Winemaker Nick Gee
Stajerska Slovenia

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