Winemaker: Katja & Matjaž Kramar Region: Gorižka Brda, Slovenia Grapes: 100% Rebula (+ tiny amount of Pinot Blanc, less than 1%)
Alcohol: 13% Sulphur: 55mg/l total
Suitable for vegans: Yes
Total Area Farmed: 4.8 hectares
Soils: ‘Ponca’ + little bit of clay
Age of vines: 5-50 yrs
Viticulture: Organic (certification from 2017 vintage)
Vineyards: The grapes for this wine come from a couple of different parcels within the Kramars’ property, with portions of old vines and a couple of sections which they planted in 2012. The vines are primarily on top of ‘Ponca’ soils (sandstone marl) which are typical for the region, and also found over the border in Collio, Italy. There is also a varying amount of clay present in the upper layer. The vines on the slope have little to no topsoil whilst the vines at the bottom of the hill are sitting on as much as 10 meters, making for slight variations within the same vineyard. Lots of native grasses and wild radicchio grow between the rows, helping to provide rich humus and healthy soils teeming with life.
Vinification: The grapes were de-stemmed, and spontaneous fermentation kicked off in steel tanks with three days of skin contact. Fermentation lasted 4 weeks, after which the wine was racked into 1x 1000L oak barrel (old). It then spent 6 months on its fine lees with no racking, followed by six months in steel tanks for sedimentation prior to bottling. Bottled unfined and unfiltered.
Total production = 3200 bottles