Matic Wines Sipon (Furmint) 2018 don’t even get us started, this wine is something seriously special!!
Coming from the predominantly white wine region of Štajerska, the extreme northeastern portion of Slovenia (near the borders with Austria and Hungary), Matic Wines is Matija Žerjav, know simply as Matic to his friends and family. Matic chooses to farm his 9 hectares of land using all organic and biodynamic methods. He prefers these methods less because of the fashion of natural and organic winemaking and more because he firmly believes this is how wine should be made. He wants his children to be able to play in the vineyard and someday, should they choose, he would be happy to see them follow in his footsteps and farm the same land, hills, and valleys which he farms. Matic is a young, motivated, and thoughtful winemaker. He is part of a younger generation of winemakers not satisfied with the status quo. While he understands and respects the history and methods passed down from his grandfather, he is also not afraid to take chances and think outside the box. In a region known for their steely fresh white wines, Matic thought to produce a single barrel each of Chardonnay and Laški Rizling. His work paid off as the wines sold out very quickly. He’s also begun experimenting with skin-contact wines and ageing wines in clay amphora rather than the traditional steel or wood. We’re excited to see where these ideas lead him.
Very selective hand-harvest in early morning that we have cold grapes for preserving aromas. Gente destemmed and 36h skin contact after that pressed and this pure grape juice transferred to tanks, after nature sedimentation fermentation in stainless steel with wild yeast. After fermentation ageing 6 months on fine yeast, then hand-bottled with love. The Matic Wines Sipon (also known as Furmint) is a native grape found mostly throughout northeastern Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary. In Hungary’s famous Tokaj region, Šipon is known as Furmint, and it is the main grape it the world-famous wines from that storied region. Matic’s Šipon is a true gem of the Slovenia’s Štajerska. Coming from nearly 50-year-old vineyards this wine shows the true characteristics of the grape, with beautiful stone fruit notes at first backed by a burst of acidity that makes your mouth water and crave more. Notes of fresh orange and lemon zest dance in the back palate. Aged in steel on the fine lees, this wine has finesse and body to back it all up.