Variety: 50 % Ribolla Gialla, 50 % Chardonnay
Country of origin: Slovenia
Maceration: 10 months in 300-liter oak barrels with no added sulfur or other preservatives.
Aging (maturation): Bottling without filtration, consequently the wine may contain sediment.
Light yellow color with slight golden shades. Aromas remind us of grape, oak, and dry flowers. On the palate, the wine is full-bodied with soft tannins and a long finish.
“The advantage of a family business is undoubtedly the fact that we all know each other well and know how someone works, what they are capable of, and that you can always count on them. Each of us has taken over a specific area that they are in charge of, although we all can put our hands to anything that needs doing and this is something that works for us,” says Tomaž, adding that perhaps the only flaw of family cooperation is that sometimes there is an absolute lack in professionalism. Nevertheless, Stojan is quick to make it clear that at least at the time of harvest, strict order is imposed. “This is how we were brought up: alongside constant investment, we remain humble,” continues Tomaž, who fondly remembers his beginnings in the family business. “I was only 17 when I was left to my own devices, regarding wine production. Earlier, at the age of 12, I was the one who helped most in the wine cellar. The work starts in washing the tank, and as a child, it is easy for you to crawl inside a barrel. Afterward I continued with winemaking as a hobby, which has turned into a profession,” he adds. Mum has always taken care of the children and has never been too involved in the winery. Today, the family employs three external experts, an accountant and two people who are responsible for the vineyards.