Primorska is a wine region in southwestern Slovenia, known for producing high-quality wines from both international and local grape varietals.
Regional History & Terroir: Primorska has a long history of winemaking, dating back to Roman times. The region is located in southwestern Slovenia, near the border with Italy and the Adriatic Sea. The terroir is influenced by the Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers, as well as the limestone and marl soils that are rich in minerals.
Typical Grape Varietals: Primorska produces wines from both international and local grape varietals. International varietals such as Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Chardonnay are widely planted, as well as local varietals such as Schioppettino, Refosco and Malvasia. A lot of the local varietals are shared with the Fruli-Venezia Giulia region of Italy
Regional Wine Styles: Primorska produces a range of high-quality wines, with both red and white wines being produced in the region. Refosco, a local grape varietal, is the most widely planted red grape in the region, producing wines with dark fruit flavors and spicy notes. Malvasia is a popular white varietal in the region, producing wines with floral and fruity aromas. Chardonnay is also widely planted, and is often aged in oak barrels to produce complex and full-bodied wines. In addition to still wines, Primorska also produces sparkling wines and dessert wines