Winery: Burja (Demeter, vegan)
Date of establishment: 2001
Location: Podnanos, Vipava Valley, Primorska
Winemaker: Burja is Primoz Lavrencic’s brainchild. After working for the Sutor family estate for many years, he wanted to use the knowledge of winemaking he acquired there to take a new direction. He drew inspiration from traditional methods, adding his own contemporary twist. Instead of ageing the wine in barrels, he uses concrete eggs for a more homogeneous fermentation process. The combinations of grapes he uses to produce his wines are often inspired by the traditional old field blends. Primoz Lavrencic is a man with a strong vision and personality – much like his wine, for which he has earned several awards over the years.
Type: Unfiltered dry red · schioppettino (crna rebula), blaufrankisch and refosk · 12.5% alcohol
Vinification: Maceration (contact with the skins) for 20 days, fermentation in stainless steel tanks without adding cultivated yeasts. The wine is unfiltered. Ageing is 15 months in large oak barrels.
Tasting notes: Intense red colour, aromas of ripe dark fruit, woody notes and balanced spice. A lovely, full-bodied wine.
Food pairing: Pairs nicely with red meat, game fowl and roasts.