Gergovie Wines
Klinec
Medana – Brda – Slovenia
Hectares:
6

Soil:
Marl, sandstone & clay

Wines:
Rebula - 2010
Malvazija - 2010
Jakot - 2010
Gardelin - 2010
Quela - 2007
Mora - 2006
Aleks Klinec

The Brda - Collio region in Slovenia's far west is an area of gently rolling hills, occupied by picturesque villages and dotted with small churches, it borders the Gorizia plains to the east and rises from the Italian Friuli plains to the Korada ridge in the north. The soil of Brda - Collio consists of marl and sandstone in alternations. Since the hills are prone to erosion, most of the vineyards are terraced. They are open towards the Adriatic Sea and take full advantage of lots of sunshine.

The Klinec family have been making wine since 1918 in a Mediterranean climate in which figs, cherries, and peaches as well as olives thrive in the soil. Today, they cultivate about 6 hectares, growing a wide variety of grapes respecting the rules of biodynamic farming. The vineyards are located in an ideal micro-climate of sunlit slopes, covered by soil rich in minerals. The interaction between climate and soil, plus diligent cultivation produces grapes of outstanding quality. They work hard to transfer the best from these grapes to the wine. The fermentation process starts naturally and the wines mature in traditional cherry, acacia, mulberry and oak barrels. The use of wood other than oak is one of the distinctive characteristics of Klinec's wine – the cherry, acacia and mulberry give a subtlety of flavour that is very different to oak.