Movia Veliko Belo

Movia Veliko Belo 2011

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Movia Veliko Belo 2011

It’s no secret that we’re big fans of Movia. This producer in Goriška Brda, Slovenia makes waves in the wine world as the owner Aleš Krištančič is charismatic and eclectic. This isn’t all smoke and mirrors, the wines are excellent.

The Movia wines that draw the most ohhhhs and aaahhhs from wine geeks are the Lunar (an unfiltered orange wine) and the Puro (a non-disgorged sparkling wine sold upside-down). These wines can be excellent in their own right, but the reserve wines of the estate are the Veliko Rdeče (Red) and Veliko Belo.

The Movia Veliko Belo is a less extreme amber or orange wine. It’s a blend of Rebula, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Gris aged in barrels for three and a half years before bottling. The wine is fermented spontaneously with native yeasts and is not fined or filtered. We’ve had the 2011 on several occasions and it’s shown well every time.

The Movia Veliko Belo 2011 is another masterful effort and should age gracefully. Now it’s a little tight but these wines tend to put on weight with bottle maturation. There are notes of white pear, white peach, jasmine, and almonds. It’s full-bodied and highly structured. This wine does see a bit of skin contact so there are some fine tannins here, but they are not overly astringent.

It’s delicious and unique now but these wines reward those with patience. Put this in your cellar and let it put on some weight, it should blossom into a special wine with time.

Score: 92+/100 (You can find out more about our scoring system on the WINE RATING page.)

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