The small country of Slovenia, with a population in 2020 of 2.1 million, is just east of Italy, south of Austria, west of Hungary and north of Croatia. Wine has been made in this mountainous country since long before the Romans and never stopped even as Slovenia was part of too many different states to list. Independence from the former USSR came in 1991 and EU membership in 1996. So, when a wine sells over a million bottles within such a tiny, wine-savvy country as Slovenia, one should pay some attention. The name Haložan refers to the Halože Hills, a famous-within-Slovenia growing region, where the grapes are sourced. (By the way, letters with a caron, like Ž, Č and Š are pronounced in Slovene with an h added, like ZH, SH and CH. Also, Js are pronounced like a Y in English, so the name of the town, Ptuj, that the winery is named after, is pronounced, no joke, like a cartoon caption for expectoration: Ptooey!) Anyone who travels to Slovenia will remark on their custom of drinking wine spritzers voluminously and this wine is built to make the best wine spritzers. The intensity and fruitiness of the flavors of the sustainably farmed grapes will stand up both to intensely flavored dishes, like Thai, as well as sparkling mineral water. We highly recommend wine spritzers for hot occasions or for when you want something pleasant to sip over a long period of time, like, for instance, watching the Golden State Warriors win another NBA championship!!
(Welschriesling, Riesling, Pinot Blanc, Chardonnay, Furmint, Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat)