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2009 Ptujska Klet Pullus Modri Pinot Noir

Semi-transparent red purple wine, easy to open with its modern screwcap, despite being made by the oldest winery in Slovenia which dates from 1239. Warm, inviting aroma of cooked fruit with a trace of earthiness. Medium-light body, light structure. Flavor starts out mild but grows in intensity, with strawberry notes. Finishes long and hot—though it’s only 12.5% alcohol—and ultimately plummy. A cross between new world and old world pinot noir, in the best way. Good summer drinking. Recommended.
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2009 Pullus Sauvignon Blanc

Having tasted through several of the current vintage of Pullus wines, I was pleased to find this 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Other Pullus wines seemed to wander back and forth between traditional (AKA old-fashioned) and modern styles. This Sauvignon Blanc has an herbal and limestone nose which flows consistently through its flavors. It’s balanced and crisp with a touch of fruit and a medium-short finish. It’s also good with hard-to-pair foods like salads and broccoli. Recommended.
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Terrano, Wine and Lifeblood of Carso

There is a red track that runs through the Carso (Karst) region of northeastern Italy and neighboring Slovenia, a red track like a native bloodline. It is a native vine: terrano, also known as “Blood of Carso” for its color. The region is situated on a plain above modern-day Trieste, caressed by winds from sea.
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2007 Rencel Josko Terrano Negra

From grapes left to dry until Easter, this sweet Terrano evokes the richness of aromas and the body of a Porto wine. The colour is dark violet, nearly dark brown, but the nose is fresh, with aromas of dried orchard fruits, nuts, dried figs and a lot of dates. In the mouth, there’s coffee cream, dates, dried figs again. A very tasty wine which can be paired with chocolate, and also with some cold cuts if you like.
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Vitovska: Grape of Light

There is a place in Northern Italy where all the producers are required to make only high quality wines, because there is such a small area for vineyards. This place is Carso, in the Friuli region. Wild and hostile, it forces farmers to exert their maximum effort if they want to work the land.