Ep. 51. / Vino Gross glorifies Slovenian Styria with Furmint support

Michael and Maria Gross dared to go across the Austrian-Slovenian border and establish their own wine paradise in Slovenian Styria. Michael tells their motivations and experiences in the Slovenian wine world, how colourful Slovenia really is and the subtle differences inside these terroirs.  Michael justifies their bet on Furmint for the future and the potentials of their new plantings in the ‘Hojnik’ vineyard. We also tasted four lively, pungent, stimulating wines that proved originality and character. In addition to that, you can learn about the 'Opok' soil, Blaufränkisch history and future, winemaking techniques, and different potentials of Furmint clones. Cheers and enjoy!


2:22 – Slovenian Terroir & Introduction

7:56 – Austria vs Slovenian Styria Differences

12:00 – Story behind going over the border

15:46 – Austrian vs Slovenian wine culture

18:52 – Haloze Blanc & Natural Wine ?!

25:54 – Michael & My wine description

30:38 – Sauvignon Blanc & Furmint Together

31:30 – Why Furmint? & New Plantings “Hojnik”

36:10 – Tasting Gorca Furmint

43:31 – Ageing Potential

46:21 – Tasting Korze

48:22 – What makes Furmint and Sauvignon Blanc a great pairing?

55:35 – How does the Styrian landscape come through?!

55:07 – Questions from Patreon Supporters

57:12 – Wines to drink in the free time

59:17 – Tasting Iglic

1:04:57 – Blaufränkisch for the future?! & Problems with current wine drinking habits

1:11:06 – What are we gonna talk about in 5 years?


| Guest: Michael Gross | Vino Gross, Slovenia | @vinogross

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