VOLUME 9, ISSUE 33
November 9, 2013
ARTICLES IN THIS ISSUE:
Winemaker Ken Brown: Veteran Still On His Game Littorai: Balance & Harmony is Theme Dijon Clone 943: Early Reports Hahn Estates: Consistently Top Notch Mueller: Over 20 Years of Excellence in the Russian River Valley Sips of Recently Tasted Pinot Noir A Life Worth Living: Russian River Valley Original Charles Bacigalupi 1924-2013 Pinot Briefs Why You Like The Wines You Like
The quirky wine genius, Ales Kristancic, crafts his wines at his pink-walled winery in Dubrovo, Slovenia. He grows both well-known grapes like Cabernet Sauvignon and Pinot Noir and lesser varieties such as Ribolla Gialla. Movia has been owned by the Kristancic family since 1820. Currently it is the most well known and best winery in Slovenia. Pinot Noir has been produced since 1973.
Movia was one of the featured wineries at the 2006 World of Pinot Noir. I sampled the Movia Pinot Noir and found it very interesting with a subdued but pleasantly fruity nose and an enticing core of sweet Pinot fruits.
A limited amount of Movia wines are exported to the United States. If you run across any, grab them. Annual production is 10,000 cases. Imported by Domaine Select Wine Estates, NY.
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