Zmago Petrič’s family’s winery is located in Vipavska Dolina and from the very beginning, they have worked organically and biodynamically, devoting their energies to local grape varieties and respecting the natural environment around them. Concentrating on the varieties of Zelen and Pinela which are only grown in this region and nowhere else on the planet, they have built a genuinely unique proposition. Everything is hand-picked, naturally fermented and then bottled unfiltered with just a minimal sulphur addition, creating wines that are delicate, mineral and full of freshness. Total production is tiny… only 40 thousand bottles a year and they have a total of 10ha of vineyards with around 43,000 vines.
Barbera grows on the top of the vineyards of Preske at an altitude of 400- 450 meters above the sea level and facing south on terraced vineyards. 12 year old vines are on flisch- marine sediments.
100% Barbera. Hand harvest of biodynamicly produced grapes. Four week maceration of crushed grapes, spontaneous fermentation with natural yeast already present on the grapes and malolactic fermentation. One year maturation of the wine in 1000l old oak barrels. Bottling according to Maria Thun moon calendar with minimal addition of sulphur.
Intense garnet red colour with violet hues. It displays varietal characteristics of Barbera. Very complex aroma and flavour of ripe blackberries, forest undergrowth, plums, liquorice, graphite. A rich, full body with an exceptionally long aftertaste and pleasing freshness. Great with Red meat, mature cheeses, venison.
Organic, biodynamic, vegan/veggie, unfined, unfiltered, low sulphur, natural yeast, natural.