“This wine is dedicated to Primož Trubar, the father of Slovene literature, who stayed at Castello di Rubbia in 1563. He is believed to have been a winemaker himself and is said to have been particularly keen on white grape varieties. Apparently, he dedicated the last years of his life to the art of winemaking.”
Vine variety: 100% Vitovska
Production area: the Karst region
Soil: limestone plateau covered with iron-rich red soil
Average age of vines: 18 years
Plant spacing: Guyot – 9,800 vines per hectare – the Simonit method
Yield: 1,500 kilograms per hectare
Preventive measures in the vineyard: During the last 20 days of ripening grapes are treated with a propolis emulsion that acts as a natural fungicide and thus prevents fungal diseases (botrytis, acid rot).
Serving temperature: 17°C
Best served with: blue and mature cheeses, pumpkin and amaretto biscuit risotto, pork tenderloin with plums.