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Iron & Rose

Skerk, Ograde, Venezia Giulia IGT, Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy

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Azienda Skerk is found on the Carso plateau, equidistant between the Slovenian border and the gulf of Trieste by about 2.5km each way. Famous for its dramatic terroir of rocky and windy sites based on red soil or terrarossa, rich in silt and iron as well as pure limestone, it plays home to a microclimate that perfectly suits the cultivation of indigenous grape varieties such as Teran, Vitovska and Malvazia. 

Skerk's cellar is a breathtaking example of hard work and personality being entirely dug into the limestone like a cave, providing perfect conditions and a constant level of humidity and temperature.

Ograde is Skerk's masterpiece, a blend of native and international varieties, macerated with the skins for about 10-15 days in wooden vats, fermented with indigenous yeasts then left on its fine lees for 12 months in wooden barrels and stainless steel tanks. Blood orange, peach and some vegetal notes from the Sauvignon Blanc as well as the unmistakable aroma of the powerfully perfumed Malvasia. Fresh elegant, and perfectly balanced with a signature finish of grapefruit and yeasty notes and a pleasant tannic funk thanks to the wild fermentation.

Producer - Skerk
Country - Italy
Region - Friuli

Appellation - Carso
Variety / Blend - Vitovska, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio
Wine Style - Orange Wine

Farming - Organic

No added sulphites