Wine type: Sauvignon Sugar level: dry Alcohol level: 13% vol
Location: Belski Vrh, vineyard location Zeletina. Southern location, sunlit throughout the day, at an altitude of 360m above sea level, nicely winded and sunny. Because of the 65% average incline, the grapevines receive more intense sun rays, which allows the grapes a greater maturity. The parent material of the soil is sandstone.
Average grapevine age: 38 years
Vinification: 24-hour cold maceration, cold pressing. Controlled cold fermentation at 18oC. This is a fresh wine with a hint of natural maturity.
Preparation: Carefully supervised selection of grapes on the grapevines and of the course of ripening. Sugar and acid parameters in the grape berry are measured weekly so that the grapes are what makes the wine. Hand-picking of ripe berries takes place in the middle of September when the berries are yellow-green and enriched with higher acids so that they preserve the primary taste of grapes.
Wine characteristics: Our Sauvignon, produced from carefully chosen grape berries, has a mineral taste and smells of freshly cut grass. The acids are ripe and nicely composed into the backbone of the wine.