To produce the Sauvignon Blanc Verus they handled the grapes, must, juice and wine using protective technology – minimum air contact and quick, gentle handling. Fermentation took place over three weeks in stainless steel tanks at under 15°C. After fermentation the wines remained on yeast lees for a few weeks to build mouth feel. No fining, gentle filtration and early bottling.
Verus (Latin for “true”) is an exciting new winery founded in 2007 and owned by three friends who now produce some of the most exciting white wines coming out of Slovenia. The 12 hectare vineyards are located around Ormoz in the appellation of Styria (Stajerska) on the Jeruzalem-Ormoz hills close to the Hungarian-Croatian borders. The cool climate here is influenced by the Alps, the Adriatic Sea and the Pannonian Plain. The wines are true expressions of each grape variety and are bottled under screw cap with an exquisitely designed label. Their inaugural vintage 2007 received much acclaim from the press and wine writers and previews the future success of this young dynamic winery.