Zelen is an autochthonous grape from the upper Vipava valley. Its gentle flowery and fruity aromas are complemented by Mediterranean herbs lavender and rosemary aromas. Its full and noble body perfectly combines freshness and tenderness. The fullness of flavors is an evidence of the rich extract content that slowly releases beautifully balanced combination of sweet-sour flavors in the mouth. Its lingering after-taste confirms the rich structure and harmony of the wine.
Grape variety: Zelen 2020 dry
Alcohol: 12,5 %vol
Geographical area: Vipava valley – Slovenia
Name of the vineyard: Jagrovec and Preske
Age of the vineyards: 15-35 years
Altitude: 130-180 metres above sea level
Soil type: marl, slate and sandstone (opoka)
Harvest: hand-harvested, end of September
Vinification: maceration for 48 hours, fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Maturation: 8 months on the lees in stainless steel tanks
Maturing in the bottle: at least 2 months
Zelen pairs well with blue fish, tuna, eel, carp, and catfish, as well as with turkey, pork and veal meat dishes.