Keltis - Žan Red, Slovenia (2021)
TASTING NOTESExtremely juicy wine with an aromatic nose: aromas of berries and raspberries and in the mouth completely dry, nicely acidic. Bright, fresh and clean on the palate. Cherry liqueur, dusty herbs, white flowers and a touch of pickled dill. Walks a really nice line between straight up fun and sufficient structure for food and seriousness. Serve with a slight chill.
|REGION||Slovenia> Bizeljsko> Lower Styria|
|GRAPE(S)||Žametovka, Kraljevina, Blue Franconian, Merlot, Welschriesling|
15-60 year old vines situated 350 meters above sea level on schist, clay and sandstone soils.
Red grapes were given a 3 day maceration and the white a direct press. Co-fermented spontaneous fermentation. No added yeast, no filtration. Aging: 6 months in stainless steel barrels.
SO2 addition: 5mg/L
"Keltis wines attest to the artisan’s approach in the vineyard and the cellar, they express their terroir, and contain minimum quantities of sulfites. A big share of our wines is unfiltered and that is why our wines carry inside them life and the potential for further development. Marl, which is the main rock of our terroir, provides our wine with minerality, especially felt in the macerated wines.As dictated by our philosophy, our work with wines is done at the time of the full moon, when the wine is at its peak and can fully express its potential. Since we only follow its development and do not monitor it artificially, the wine arrives on the market when it is ready and thus every vintage shows its character in its own moment.
Vineyards of the Keltis wine cellar encompass 5 hectares of land and stretch over the south and south-western positions as well as northern slopes of the Bizeljsko area. Western winds blowing from neighboring Orlica take care of the ventilation and are our natural ally in the fight against diseases. Soil composition includes marl, sandstone with quartz binder, clay, Lithuanian limestone, and limestone with the application of chert." - Zev Rovine (New York importer)