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Keltis

The winery "Keltis vinogradništvo vinarstvo" is located in the municipality Bizeljsko (district of Brežice) in the region Posavje in the south Slovenia, near the border with Croatia, The origin dates back to 1776, when 17 huge oak trees were used to build a wine cellar. Today this is one of the oldest and largest in the region. After the Second World War (1939-1945) was a rebuilding by Ivan and Elizabeta Kelhar. In the late 1980s, the company was taken over by son Marijan Kelhar and is run together with his wife Ana and two children Luka and Miha. The vineyards cover five hectares of vineyards in the Bizeljsko area. These are mostly south-southwest oriented and benefit from western winds from the nearby hills of Orlica, the front fungal diseases protect. The white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Gris, Traminer, Muscat and Riesling, as well as the red varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are cultivated. The floors are made of marl, sandstone with flint, clay and limestone. It will Organic viticulture practiced.

Only healthy and physiologically mature Grape is processed. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with vineyard-owned yeasts. The red wines go through for the purpose of flavoring a long maceration with shell contact. Depending on the type of wine, the wines are aged in steel tanks or aged for 18 to 36 months in a large wooden barrel or in oak barrels. On sulphurize only to the extent absolutely necessary. The premium wines include the mineral White wine cuvée "Cuvée Extreme" from the five white varieties (maceration for two months, aging in barriques for 36 months) and the bottle-fermented sparkling wine "Mario" (50% each Chardonnay and Pinot Gris). It is also a sparkling wine with the name "Mario Brut" produced. A specialty of the house are Orange Wines,

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