2012 Vodopivec "Origine"

Grape: Vitovska 

An austere and serious Skin Contact wine from a serious region. Tastes like dried honey and chalk. 

From the importer:

In person, Vodopivec exudes physical robustness and strength, but he simultaneously possesses a thoughtful and quiet intensity that mirrors the personality of his wines almost eerily—a certain gravitas and solidity that echo the terroir of the Carso itself, in fact. He is friendly without being at all ingratiating, and he speaks clearly and precisely, without a great deal of flourish. “Origine” is fermented in open-top wooden casks, and spends three years in large Slavonian botti before bottling.