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Keltis

The winery "Keltis vinogradništvo vinarstvo" is located in the municipality Bizeljsko (part of Brežice) in the region Posavje in the south Slovenia, close to the border Croatia, The origin is in 1776, when 17 huge oak trees were used to build a wine cellar. Today it is one of the oldest and largest in the region. After the Second World War (1939-1945), Ivan and Elizabeta Kelhar rebuilt it. In the late 1980s, the company was taken over by son Marijan Kelhar and run by his wife Ana and children Luka and Miha. The vineyards cover five hectares of vines in the Bizeljsko area. These are mostly south to south-west facing and benefit from western winds from the nearby Orlica hills that precede fungal diseases protect. It will be the white varieties Chardonnay, Pinot Gris ( Pinot gris ) Traminer. muscatel and Riesling, as well as the red wine varieties Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon on marl and sandstone floors flint, Clay and limestone grown. It will Organic viticulture practiced.

Only healthy and physiologically mature Grapes are processed. The fermentation takes place spontaneous with yeasts from the vineyard. The red wines go through a long time to develop aromas maceration with shell contact. Depending on the type of wine, the wines are stored in steel tanks or 18 to 36 months in large wooden barrel or in Barrique expanded. On sulphurize takes place only to the extent absolutely necessary. The premium wines include mineral White wine blend "Cuvée Extreme" from the five white varieties (two months maceration, matured 36 months in barriques) and the bottle-fermented sparkling wine "Mario" (50% Chardonnay and Pinot Gris each). A sparkling wine called "Mario Brut" is also produced. A specialty of the house are Orange wines,

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