Burja Bela Vipava White
Natural wine has no uniform definition. It is a general term used to describe artisanal wine made using organically and/or biodynamically grown hand-picked grapes which are vinified with little or no intervention. Winemakers often rely on indigenous yeast to catalyse natural fermentation, avoiding the use of any chemicals, additives or sulphites.
The result is wine which is alive, energetic, vibrant and unexpected – a welcomed contrast to the industrial practices of the wine industry.
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Yellow with greenish hues. Of medium intensity, citruses on front. Followed by dry fruits and herbs, remembering us on odour of camomile blossoms and salvia.
*Natural wines are suitable for Vegans & Vegetarians
Country & Region
Stronger soil on the slopes of Vipava’s hills.
Zelen is autochthonous white variety from Vipavska Dolina, grows especially on the slopes of the southern hills. Because it is very sensible on summer drought, farmers plant it on the lower sights, where more humidity and more fertile soil. Zelen ripens late, gaining lower sugar content
Short cold maceration has been performed, in order to increase its aromatic potential. After gentle pressing and sedimentation, spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation was allowed. Wine was maturating for 6 mounths on indigenous lees before bottling.
Zelen is a good supporter of cold appetizers, vegetable pastas or rice. Match well with even more fatty dry meet dishes (lardo, pancetta).