2012 Zajc Cvicek Dolenjska (1L)
Wine & Spirits
More a rosé than a red wine, this is light and crisp, a clean grapey wine to chill for sipping on a sailboat. You can recite the blend as you rock to sleep at night: blauer koelner, blaufränkisch, portugiezer, St. Laurent, kraljevina, yellow plavec, welschriesling, grüner veltliner, stajerska belina...
The Cvicek is made with a mix of white and red grapes, including Blauer Koelner, Blaufrankisch, Kraljevina, Portugiezer, St. Laurent, Welschriesling and Yellow Plavec, grown in the Dolenjska in Slovenia. But you don't need to know or be able to pronounce any of those varietals to taste how delicious this wine is: tangy and dry, with violet, strawberry and raspberry fruit. Easy to drink, thank goodness it comes in liter bottles!