Langhe DOC 'Long Now' 2015 (750 ml.) -...
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'Nekaj' by Damijan Podversic is obtained from 100% Friulano grapes, grown on Monte Calvario. Organic viticulture and very full ripening of the grapes, then 2-3 months of maceration on the skins in conical oak vats, spontaneous fermentation and no filtration before bottling. It is an iconic, deep and multifaceted white wine. Golden color with orange reflections. Very broad bouquet, references to orange peel, clarified butter, medicinal herbs and quince. Rich, velvety taste, references between sweetness of fruit and saline extension. Excellent.
At just forty, Damijan Podversic can already boast an incredible experience. As a young man he began to take care of the few family vineyards, learning everything that could be learned about wine from his only teacher: Josko Gravner. To support him in the complicated management of the cellar-home is his wife Elena, who has been an absolute reference point for Damijan for years. The most important vineyards of the winery, in addition to the small plots scattered around the Collio, are located on the wooded south-facing slopes of Monte Calvario, on the outskirts of Gorizia, in an uncontaminated environment that is perfect for growing healthy and tasteful grapes.
The viticulture he practices is strictly organic, absolutely attentive to the balance and health of the plants. Damijan was good at giving life to absolutely unique wines, avoiding the use of modern and standardizing aging practices, but, on the contrary, preferring the use of natural winemaking techniques learned from master Josko. His white wines are both fermented on the skins with natural yeasts and are never put on the market unless absolutely ready to be tasted.
All these attentions to the various vinification processes make the Podversic winery surprising, capable of giving us wines of great depth, rich in the flavors and aromas of the Collio.