SiSi Sauvignon Blanc 2016

£9.75

Now we're going to tell you a little secret; we are not the strongest Slovenian speakers out there. In fact, last time we went on an Oddbins team holiday to...

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Now we're going to tell you a little secret; we are not the strongest Slovenian speakers out there. In fact, last time we went on an Oddbins team holiday to Ljubljana, in attempting to order a bottle of Styrian Sauvignon Blanc with delicate hints of lemon and grapefruit, we were actually presented with a charismatic donkey, dressed in tights and a ruff that delivered a moving performance of Edmund's second soliloquy in King Lear. It was brilliant but not exactly what we thought we asked for.


Thus, we wouldn't want to state what Sisi actually means. We can only assume SiSi is the same in Slovenian as it is in Spanish. So, when someone asks if you'd like more Sauvignon you can reply YesYes.


Members of the family Druzovič from Drbetinci, Slovakia, continue with more than a century long family tradition of vine-growing and wine-production, as testified by the original wine press that still sits in the winery engraved with the year 1884. The family house and the cellar were built in 1896. The cellar in particular is quite interesting for it is built from local sandstone while vaults are built with bricks. Nowadays, it is used as a wine archive.


The family does not rest on past achievements but develops the tradition through modern and new approaches. In 2003 a new wine cellar was built following the latest standards in order to ensure the best possible quality of wine; it has a capacity of 150,000 litres. All four parts composing the new cellar have their own utility and importance in the ""art"" of cellaring. The wine is tended in stainless steel vats. Each wine variety has its own particular bouquet and in order to develop it, the wine is transferred into oak casks, while young wines mature in barrique casks. However, every wine-producer knows that the true story of their success starts in a vineyard.


The family Druzovič owns vineyards which spread over some of the best vine-growing sites in Mestni Vrh, Cerkvenjak, Stari Vrh, Bolkanovo, Štajerc and ""at the cross"" where they enjoy the maximum exposure to sun, while the micro-climate of each site and particularity of soil give to each wine variety its own characteristics. On 12 hectares there are some 55,000 vines yielding up to 110 tons of grapes which, once pressed, render some 80,000 litres of wine. The wine is in general of very good quality and has recognisably typical house ""taste"". Hard work and continuous striving for improvement are closely interlinked with their basic motto: the harmony of man, nature and grape-vine.


It is not surprising that they are very proud of their wines, and in particular of those sold under the trade mark SiSi (Sun Chooses Only the Best). This line of wine production strongly shows characteristics of each variety, and is fruity, full-bodied and nice to drink. The top quality of SiSi wines has been confirmed at various wine-tasting contests, such as the one in Gornja Radgona; it has also received a Decanter World Wine Award, the most prestigious and important wine-contest in the world.

UK Mainland Addresses

(excludes Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, and the Isles of Wight, Man and Scilly - please see below)

Service Price Additional Information

Standard

£4.95

FREE

Most Standard Delivery parcels arrive within 2 working days of placement of your order.

Free Standard Delivery is offered on all orders of £100 or more.
Next Day £6.95

If you place an order by 2pm (UK time), Monday - Thursday, it will be delivered the next day*. Orders placed between 2pm on Thursday and 2pm on Friday will be delivered on the following Monday and orders placed between 2pm Friday and 2pm Monday will be delivered on the following Tuesday.

Saturday £11.95
(all order values)

Orders must be placed online by 2pm Friday to be delivered on the Saturday of the same week, otherwise it is assumed the order is for the following Saturday. Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.

Next Day Before 12noon £12.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Next Day Before 10am £19.95
(all values)

Available for most UK Mainland Postcodes.Orders must be placed online by 2pm for delivery the next working day.

Remote Areas - Northern Ireland, the Scottish Highlands & Islands, Isle of Wight, Isle of Man and The Scilly Isles

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Standard

£9.95

We can only offer Standard Delivery to these parts of the UK and delivery times will vary locally. Typically, orders placed before 2pm should be received in 3 or 4 working days, although some of the most rural locations may take longer.** Free Standard Delivery to mainland UK addresses on orders over £100.