Ribolla IGT Gravner 2015
Joško Gravner is probably the most important, but certainly the best known Slovenian winemaker. It operates in Italy, specifically in Collio, near the border, in a small town called Oslavia / Oslavje, where other Slovenian viticulture masters live. The place in the current world wine history has obtained it with a constant search for the best wine, the purest and can be added to an environmentally impeccable wine. His products, however, are not only ecological or biodynamic, but he seeks the taste that man has created for millennia exclusively in harmony with nature. In recent years he has become famous especially in the West for the production of a wine from ecologically absolutely clean vineyards that then ripen in the cellar where he keeps it in amphorae and in large wooden barrels for a period that is never less than a luster.
Josko Gravner is without doubt one of the most radical winemakers on the Italian scene. The philosophy of the producer is to interfere as little as possible in the 'growth' of wine in an attempt to make the link with the land of origin inseparable; the choice is to not filter the wine, to avoid the use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides, focusing on an exasperated work in the vineyard and to control the addition of sulfur dioxide to a minimum. In his continuous experimentation and research aimed at producing wines that are as "natural" as possible, Gravner has substantially abandoned the use of ground wood for maceration, now replaced definitively by the first in terracotta from Georgia, buried in the cellar at ancient Roman way.