Istenič

Over the last four decades, the idyllic setting of Stara Vas–Bizeljsko has been home to the development of the first private sparkling wine production in Slovenia. The 1960s saw the wine marketing flourish. Robert Mondavi founded his family winery in Oakville in 1966 and brought about a global revolution in the production of wine, achieving supreme quality with his vision and decisiveness. Only two years later, Janez Istenič made his first sparkling wine by the traditional method at Stara Vas–Bizeljsko. In the years since 1990, a number of factors have favoured them. They have been blessed with many vintages of excellent quality, and the new vineyards have matured, improving the flavour profile that is such a characteristic of the local wines. With the right technology, they have been able to make exceptional Bizeljsko wines. Since 1990, they have constantly modernised their production processes for making sparkling wines by the traditional method, and for making still wines and balsamic vinegar.

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Istenič
Slovenia
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Bizeljsko - sremič
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White wine
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Medium dry
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€14.63
An aromatised drink based on sparkling wine. The natural riches of the Bizeljsko wine area have helped to develop an unforgettable and distinctive style.The wine is full in flavour, its special impact provided by a natural peach flavouring. It is served very cold alongside fruit desserts, or simply on its own.
Alcohol level
12 %
Colour
white wine
Country
Manufacturer
Region
Bizeljsko - Sremič
Structure
sparkling wine
Sugar level
medium dry
Type
Aromatized wines
Variety
sparkling wines
Volume
0,75
Contains
sulfites
Penina No.1
Istenič
Slovenia
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Bizeljsko - sremič
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White wine
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Brut
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€18.45
NO 1. is a very dry sparkling wine. The name suggests that it is a very complex and mature sparkling wine. It is produced from the basic wine Chardonnay and Yellow Plavac, and has been in contact with yeast for at least three years. It is produced only at the best vintages and in limited quantities. In 1998, she won a gold medal at the international wine evaluation in Verona.
Alcohol level
12 %
Colour
white wine
Country
Manufacturer
Region
Bizeljsko - Sremič
Structure
sparkling wine
Sugar level
brut
Variety
sparkling wines
Volume
0,75
Contains
sulfites
Penina Prestige Extra Brut 2013
Istenič
Slovenia
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Bizeljsko - sremič
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White wine
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Extra brut
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2013
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€23.72
Produced only in special years, this sophisticated wine is made from 60% Chardonnay for delicacy and 40% Pinot Noir for its firm body and structure. Long lees ageing gives real complexity and depth, with notes of biscuit and fresh bread adding layers to the honey, lemon and apple flavours, and good length.
Alcohol level
13 %
Colour
white wine
Country
Manufacturer
Region
Bizeljsko - Sremič
Structure
sparkling wine
Sugar level
Extra Brut
Variety
sparkling wines
Vintage
2013
Volume
0,75
Contains
sulfites
Barbara
Istenič
Slovenia
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Bizeljsko - sremič
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White wine
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Medium dry
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€13.30
The basic line in the Istenič sparkling wine range.Usually demi sec or dry, it is made from laški rizling, chardonnay and rumeni plavec, and spends at least 18 months on lees.
Alcohol level
12,5 %
Colour
white wine
Country
Manufacturer
Region
Bizeljsko - Sremič
Structure
sparkling wine
Sugar level
medium dry
Variety
sparkling wines
Volume
0,75
Contains
sulfites