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Michelin Star Wine
Low Sulphite Vegan
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Skerk Vitovska Venezia Giulia 2011 (Skin Contact White) MAGNUM

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"Great textural wine, perfect with mushroom based dish or many cheeses"
Pierre Brunelli - L'Enclume, Cartmel, 2 Michelin Stars

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One Line Description Vitovska Skerk, gorgeous skin macerated wine, rich, complex, savoury, heavy golden colour, lovely stuff! MAGNUM
Production Method Natural, Organic
Country Italy Italian
Region Friuli, Italy
Producer Skerk
Vintage 2011
Wine Type Dry White Wine
Wine Style Full bodied
Grape Blend 100% Vitovska (Cross between Prosecco Tondo and Malvasia Bianca Lunga)
Alcohol 14% abv
Terroir Red tufa soils, high iron content.
Total Sulphur Level Below 50mg/l
Maturation A year in oak barrels
Annual Production 0 - 5,000 bottles
Ageing Potential 10 years
Production Detail Organic, wild yeast, skin contact, unfiltered, unfined
Natural Features Low Sulphite (Sulphur), Vegan
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Vitovska Skerk, gorgeous skin macerated wine, rich, complex, savoury, heavy golden colour, lovely stuff! Vitovska is actually a cross between Prosecco Tondo and Malvasia Bianca Lunga. Skerk's example is made from organic fruit grown on 'Tufa' soils in the Carso, an area of North East Italy with a very Slavic influence. They produce only a few thousand bottles a year of their superb skin macerated whites and they are highly sort after. The Vitovska has bags pf personality, on the creamy side but with very well balanced acidity contrast between stone fruit and savoury flavours with a hint of mushroom or forest floor. Try with hearty dishes (I think Lancashire Hot Pot might work well) cheeses and Salumi.


Sandi Skerk took over from his Father Boris, like many in the Carso, their production is very small, totally natural and involves skin contact with indigenous white varieties. Friuli is a veritable feast of natural, artisan wine production where orange wines are the norm and wild yeasts used without question. Sandi produces some of the regions best, delicious textural wines with great personality, plenty of depth and friendly richness which them more approachable than some of the wines of his contemporaries. This might be due to the fact that Sandi uses oak for fermentation and ageing rather than concrete or Amphoras. This softens the wines and adds a touch of luxury creaminess to the texture. His are orange wines but not in the extreme. The Vitovska is more of a skin contact white rather than orange being deep gold in colour and without the heavy tannin of full blown orange. Ograde on the other hand, you feel more of the skin and the colour is certainly more orange, rusty than gold. The superb Malvasia is somewhere in the middle. Orange or not, Skerk's wines are simply delicious so buy em and drink em!

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