Matic "Mea" Sipon Furmint Pet-nat 2018 - Slovenia
Matija “Matic” Žerjav is a third generation winemaker, only 24 years old when he took over the winery. In the predominantly white wine region of Štajerska, close to bordering Austria and Hungary, he cultivates 9 hectares of vineyards using organic and biodynamic methods.
Šipon (also known as Furmint) is a grape native to Northeastern Slovenia, Croatia, and Hungary. Matic’s, from 50 year-old vines, is clean with bright fruit, citrus notes, and mouthwatering acidity. Mea, his sparkling Pétillant Naturel, “Pét-Nat” for short, is delicious, beautifully unfiltered, and cloudy in the glass. Fermented in the bottle using natural yeast, it has so many things going on. The name on the label, Mea, means “My” representing Matic’s personal sparkling wine, his story, and energy.