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Bottle of Slovenian Dessert Wine Sold for Half Million Euro

Trzin, 14 August - Although Slovenian wines are yet to achieve the popularity of French or Italian wines, their quality is highly valued. This has been demonstrated by a wealthy Russian, who paid more than half a million euros for a bottle of Refošk dessert wine adorned with a diamond.

Trzin
Palmieri dessert wine with a 5.25 carat diamond is sold for more than half a million euros.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Trzin
Palmieri dessert wine with a 5.25 carat diamond is sold for more than half a million euros.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

Trzin
Palmieri dessert wine with a 5.25 carat diamond is sold for more than half a million euros.
Photo: Nebojša Tejić/STA

The 375ml bottle of Refošk dessert wine paired with white truffle bears and ornate design of Idrija lace and a 5.25 carat diamond comes with a price tag of EUR 550,000.

It was commissioned as a gift by a Russian customer with Palmieri, a family company which has a a long olive oil-making tradition.

Palmieri's first wine collection was launched earlier this year through Indiegogo crowdfunding platform. Apart from the white truffle combination, the Refošk dessert wines are also paired with honey and vanilla.

The white Refošk and white truffle wine comes at EUR 25,000 a bottle, while the other two - also adorned with the lace pattern - are available in supermarkets, the company has said in a press release.

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