With the weather being how it has of late, International White Wine Day could not be coming at a more welcome time. There’s nothing better on a hot day, than an ice cold glass of white wine, and for a great deal of the wine-drinking populous, that wine tends to be Pinot Grigio.

So how can we, The Wine Rascals, be true to our form and spin that much loved classic, ever so slightly on its head?

 Glad you asked. How about this skin contact Pinot Grigio, from Slovenian winemaker Zavec, with the pinky blush of the grape skin transferred beautifully to the colour of the wine, while its tannins provide a richer and fuller body.

The tannin of the grape skins, macerated for 48 hours and part-barrique-aged, give it great depth, complexity and versatility with food. Our recommendation would be Pork dishes, sea food and grilled vegetables. In our opinion, it’s a Summer favourite, but with that added edge at the BBQ.

”   With winemaking Grandparents on either side, it’s fair to say that viticulture runs in the blood of the Zavec family, who began their own winery back in 1995. Since then, they have gone from strength to strength expanding to four vineyards across the warm, rolling hills of Haloze. With the unique easterly wind and mineral soil of that area, paired with Zavec’s sustainable and partially organic approach, we have some delicious and refined wines you don’t want to miss…   “

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