Skerk’s hand is, as always, unmistakable, and this Ograde is overwhelming proof of that, a unique expression that stands as one of the most exciting in the area.
Skerk Ograde comes from a calibrated blend of Sauvignon, Malvasia Istriana, Vitovska and Pinot Grigio. The vines grow in the hills of the Karst, in arid, red, stony soil rich in limestone and iron components.
We are located a few kilometers from the sea, in an enchanted landscape dominated by nature. The grapes grow luxuriantly and enjoy the perfect exposure, the influence of the sea, the prized bora and the excellent temperature range between night and day. Hand-picked and slightly delayed grapes are gently transported to the winery. The resulting sweet juice ferments spontaneously with its own yeasts and macerates on the skins for at least 15 days, the time needed to concentrate the color and a slight, appreciable tannic hue. It ages in oak barrels of different capacities for at least 12 months and then in the bottle for a few more months.
Ograde wine shines in the glass with a shimmering amber dress and consistency tending toward orange. The nose is rich and broad, undulating a rich symphony of notes of candied citrus, caramel, orange marmalade, chestnut honey, pine resin, mango compote, shaded by Mediterranean notes of rosemary and balsamic herbs. Mineral stamps and saline accents frame the nose. On the palate it is enveloping and elegant, endowed with a slight tannic “roughness” and a vital, energizing freshness. Closes slow and lingering, leaving memories of delicate aromatics. A trip to the Karst in one gulp!
Venezia Giulia IGT
Friuli Venezia Giulia