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Pikasi Pinela 2020


Name: Pinela
Producer: Pikasi
Country: Slovenia
Region: Vipava Valley
Type: White
Grape(s): Pinela

This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s June 2022 box, curated by sommelier Paula de Pano. Learn more about our June wines and join Eater Wine Club today! Join Eater Wine Club today!

Tasting notes on the wine: 

"A relatively rare, local variety of the Vipava Valley, pinela is white grape known to yield wines with lovely fruit and lively minerality — all of which are very present in this bottle. (There is said to only be about 50 hectares of pinela vines cultivated currently.) Pinela might best be compared to sauvignon blanc but without the grassy notes, or even white Burgundy. The palate is pleasant and creamy, with notes of stone fruit that make it ideal for just about any dish." — Sarina Garibović

About the winemaker: 

"Pikasi is a negociant project of Slovenian winemaker and professional ballroom dancer, Matic Rodica. Together with Vipava Valley grower, Petr Stegovec, Matic created the Pikasi lineup of naturally fermented indigenous variety wines – pinela, zelen, rebula, and barbera. The labels are inspired by dancing, and the silhouettes were drawn off of Matic’s own dance photos. All of Pikasi wines are made in a fresh and approachable style and offer a pure and balanced expression of each grape varietal." — Vinum