Gönc Winery in Slovenia is making some of the coolest minimal intervention wines out there. 4th generation Peter Gönc proudly proclaims that “I hate everything about wine.” Well, he used to anyway. I’m sure some of us can relate to growing up around something, rejecting it, and then finding our way back as young adults.
This rosé drinks like a southern French Provençal, with cool minerality and high-toned aromatics. Fun fact: the dominant grape varietal Žametna Črnina, native to Slovenia, is thought to be the oldest living vine in the world!
Grape: Žametna Črnina 50%, Pinot Noir 20%, Pinot Grigio 20%, Blaufränkisch 10%
Region: Štajerska, Slovenia
Winery: Aged 3 months on the lees in stainless, zero sulfites, minimal intervention