PERSIMMON & PEAR, HAZY & ZESTY, FRESH Across the border from Austria’s Steiermark, Slovenia’s Lower Styria is a region to which many American wine lovers require introduction. Kobal, the gorgeously undulating estate responsible for this impeccably balanced orange gem, deftly pursues both more traditional fare and cusp-ish esoterica. Richly refreshing, this beauty is a bit of both and made from the regal Hungarian variety, Furmint – revered the world over in previous centuries. Serving Suggestion: Walnut-encrusted fried chicken w/ potato salad. Salty ham on dark, rustic bread w/ red butterhead lettuce & horseradish. Priew Wan fried tofu.