Winemaker: Vasja Čotar és Branko Čotar
Size: 7 ha
Varieties: Teran, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay
" We are an organic farm committed to nature-friendly winegrowing on our sites Pečina, Olarija, Dražna, Dusce, Polje, Kot, and Ivanji grad, totaling 7.5 ha in the surface. Here, vineyard planting entails clearing the forest, airing the bedrock and depositing the soil. From the grapes to the bottling and aging, our wines descend deeper and deeper into the cellar. The length of maceration (contact of the must with the grape skins) depends on the vintage and decision of the winemaker. Fermentation takes place underground, in barrels from 200 to 2000 liters, spontaneously without the introduction of selected yeast. Until its first decanting, our wine rests on the lees without any added sulfur.
The wines mature in wine-soaked oak barrels of various sizes: whites a minimum of two years, reds between four and five. We don’t filter our wines and don’t consider sediment a wine fault."