1 hr 12 min

Ep. 51. / Vino Gross glorifies Slovenian Styria with Furmint support Wine Ghosts Podcast

    • Food

Michael and Maria Gross dared to go across the Austrian-Slovenian border and establish their own wine paradise in Slovenian Styria. Michael tells their motivations and experiences in the Slovenian wine world, how colourful Slovenia really is and the subtle differences inside these terroirs.  Michael justifies their bet on Furmint for the future and the potentials of their new plantings in the ‘Hojnik’ vineyard. We also tasted four lively, pungent, stimulating wines that proved originality and character. In addition to that, you can learn about the 'Opok' soil, Blaufränkisch history and future, winemaking techniques, and different potentials of Furmint clones. Cheers and enjoy!


 


2:22 – Slovenian Terroir & Introduction


7:56 – Austria vs Slovenian Styria Differences


12:00 – Story behind going over the border


15:46 – Austrian vs Slovenian wine culture


18:52 – Haloze Blanc & Natural Wine ?!


25:54 – Michael & My wine description


30:38 – Sauvignon Blanc & Furmint Together


31:30 – Why Furmint? & New Plantings “Hojnik”


36:10 – Tasting Gorca Furmint


43:31 – Ageing Potential


46:21 – Tasting Korze


48:22 – What makes Furmint and Sauvignon Blanc a great pairing?


55:35 – How does the Styrian landscape come through?!


55:07 – Questions from Patreon Supporters


57:12 – Wines to drink in the free time


59:17 – Tasting Iglic


1:04:57 – Blaufränkisch for the future?! & Problems with current wine drinking habits


1:11:06 – What are we gonna talk about in 5 years?


 


| Guest: Michael Gross | Vino Gross, Slovenia | @vinogross


| Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


| Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/wineghosts


| Join the Wine Ghosts Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/wineghosts/


| Wine Ghosts' Channels (Instagram, Podcast etc.): https://linktr.ee/wineghosts

Michael and Maria Gross dared to go across the Austrian-Slovenian border and establish their own wine paradise in Slovenian Styria. Michael tells their motivations and experiences in the Slovenian wine world, how colourful Slovenia really is and the subtle differences inside these terroirs.  Michael justifies their bet on Furmint for the future and the potentials of their new plantings in the ‘Hojnik’ vineyard. We also tasted four lively, pungent, stimulating wines that proved originality and character. In addition to that, you can learn about the 'Opok' soil, Blaufränkisch history and future, winemaking techniques, and different potentials of Furmint clones. Cheers and enjoy!


 


2:22 – Slovenian Terroir & Introduction


7:56 – Austria vs Slovenian Styria Differences


12:00 – Story behind going over the border


15:46 – Austrian vs Slovenian wine culture


18:52 – Haloze Blanc & Natural Wine ?!


25:54 – Michael & My wine description


30:38 – Sauvignon Blanc & Furmint Together


31:30 – Why Furmint? & New Plantings “Hojnik”


36:10 – Tasting Gorca Furmint


43:31 – Ageing Potential


46:21 – Tasting Korze


48:22 – What makes Furmint and Sauvignon Blanc a great pairing?


55:35 – How does the Styrian landscape come through?!


55:07 – Questions from Patreon Supporters


57:12 – Wines to drink in the free time


59:17 – Tasting Iglic


1:04:57 – Blaufränkisch for the future?! & Problems with current wine drinking habits


1:11:06 – What are we gonna talk about in 5 years?


 


| Guest: Michael Gross | Vino Gross, Slovenia | @vinogross


| Wine Ghosts Instagram: @wineghosts


| Support & Get Exclusive on the Wine Ghosts Patreon Site: https://www.patreon.com/wineghosts


| Join the Wine Ghosts Facebook Group: www.facebook.com/groups/wineghosts/


| Wine Ghosts' Channels (Instagram, Podcast etc.): https://linktr.ee/wineghosts

1 hr 12 min