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2021 Kobal ‘Bajta’ Rumeni Muškat Pét Nat: Podravje, Slovenia

$25.00

Tasting Notes

This deliciously yeasty and cloudy wine represents a light sparkling Yellow Muscat. In the bouquet, the varietal characteristic is reflected in the aroma and flavor, which is reminiscent of lemon, citrus fruits and white flowers. However, since the ending fermentation is done with wild yeasts the varietal aroma combines with a yeasty, creamy nose and mouthfeel, and where light bubbles make for excitement in every tasting. The palate is exploding with bright tropical notes of pineappele, mandarin, mango, and star fruit. Just enjoy by the sun on a terrace or with some creamy dessert or fresh soft cheeses.

Winery Details

The Kobal brand puts the wines from the selected vineyards of Slovenian Styria (Štajerska) on the world’s wine map. The majority of these 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.

Like the climate, soil and location of the vineyards, Kobal Wines are exceptional and unique. They come from cooler climate area and they express varietal characteristics beautifully. The wines narrate the most sincere story of nature’s creation and human creative intervention. The result of such harmonious relationship is the wine that enthralls all the receptors that serve taste and smell, even the most sensitive and sophisticated palate.

Slovenian Styria (Štajerska) wine–growing region and Haloze subdistrict rank among the most exclusive wine-growing sites in Europe. These outstanding sites had been renowned for millennia, as there are evidences about continuous tradition of viticulture and viniculture in this area from the Roman period, throughout the centuries to the time of Austro-Hungarian Monarchy, and to this day.

Kobal creates their wines according to strong belief that wine can become the most precious spice of life if consumed responsibly. Every wine, no matter where on Earth it was grown, has its own moment of a special glow. They believe that some of their wines will become a cherished and irreplaceable spice of a moment in your life, be it a gastronomic experience or romantic atmosphere, hanging out with your friends or simply enjoying some time alone accompanied by a glass of excellent wine. Sit back and get to know their wines.

Wine Summary

Winery/Producer: Kobal

Grape(s): 100% Yellow Muscat (aka Rumeni Muškat, Moscato Giallo)

Style: White, sparkling, dry

Origin: Haloze, Slovenian Styria (Štajerska), Podravje, Slovenia

Vinification: Sustainable farming practices. Grapes are hand-selected and hand-hardvested to ensure only the highest quality fruit is used. The grapes are cold macerated for a short time and fermented with wild yeast in temperature controlled stainless steel vats while being closely monitored by the winemaker. Once the wine reaches the desired sugar level, the wine is then bottled to continue fermenting using methode ancienne to produce the wine as petillant naturel.

Aging: Aged in stainless steel vats and then in bottle.

% ABV: 12%