Due to be released in 2020, a Slovenian sparkling wine called “Untouched By Light” is made and bottled in complete darkness. Produced in Radgonske Gorice, a winery based in the north east of the country just south of the Slovenian/Austrian boarder, the production claims to eliminate the damaging effect light has on the final product.
A sparkling wine that’s aged upto three years, the liquid goes through a fairly standard wine-making process with twist; all the grape picking and maturation happens in almost complete darkness, with the aid of some night-vision goggles.
Aging in a 166 year-old cellar, the process takes inspiration from research conducted by retired professor Ann C. Noble from the University of California.
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