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Chit-chatting about wine with Bjørg Thorhallsdottir

Skravlevin is a perfect wine for summer evenings

IF THERE IS ANYTHING THAT ARTIST BJØRG THORHALLSDOTTIR KNOWS, IT IS HOW TO MAKE LIFE JOYOUS FOR EVERYONE; FOR FRIENDS AS WELL AS TOTAL STRANGERS. NO WONDER SHE HAS MADE FRIENDS ALL OVER NORWAY.

First she introduced her own cava, which she of course named “Lykkebobler” (Bubbles of Joy), then she launched Skravlevin (Chit-chat wine), both in bottles and as BIB (bag-in-box). Now she also has a white version on the market.

Good conversation is so important to Bjørg that she has added speech therapy to her already long list of professions. Everything works out if people talk to each other. Good conversations create a lot of energy. And if there is anything Bjørg has plenty of, it is exactly that. She grabs  every  opportunity  that comes her way and is a woman who always has a lot going on at the same time. . In addition to being one of Norway´s foremost artists she is also a popular lecturer, illustrator, author and founder.

The renowned wine producer Monte del Frà is behind Bjørg´s Skravlevin. When she met Marica Bonomo from Monte del Frà in Oslo they immediately hit it off and the idea of making a wine together quickly came up. Soon Bjørg was on her way to Verona to get better acquainted with Monte del Frà and their wines. The result of her trip to Italy can now be found  at Vinmonopolet. Bjørg and Marica have made two wines together that are ideal for friendly get-togethers and lively chit-chatting. And, of course, the wine is called the aforementioned Skravlevin. Monte del Frà was a natural first choice when Bjørg went looking for a partner. The two partners share many of the same values, something that is very important to Bjørg. Monte del Frà is a family enterprise solidly planted in Veneto, and today it is the two brothers Eligio and Claudio and their families that carry on the traditions. Sustainable agriculture and wine production are so important to the family that they are in the process of making the grape growing 100% ecological. Bjørg is particularly happy about this investment in our children´s future.

SKRAVLEVIN CORVINA APPASSIMENTO IGT VENETO 2014

Is made from the Corvina grape, which is the most important of all the grapes in Veneto. They grapes are only dried for a short period of time in order to obtain more complexity. The wine has a lovely  aroma of red and dark cherries, plums and spices. It is both tasty and rich. All told, a wonderful wine that can really get the chit-chatting going.

Vinmonopolnr. 2961801 (order) kr. 149,90 bottle
Vinmonopolnr. 2961906 (order) kr. 444,90 BIB

 

SKRAVLEVIN GARGANEGA IGT VENETO 2016

Made from the Garganega grape, Veneto´s popular white grape. Here we have a fresh and summery wine with an aromatic  smell  of flowers, peach and citrus. Fruity and fresh with medium body  andwell-balanced tannins. Can be bought both in bottles and 3 liters BIB. It is well suited to salads, shrimp, mussels and specially good friends.

Vinmonopolnr. 7304901 (order) kr. 139,90 bottle