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Vines Vitovska ( %)

Color: golden yellow with copper highlights

Smell: Dry white wine, fruity, vegetable.

Taste: full-bodied, savory, fresh and with a long finish.

Food matches: Pasta with fish or crustaceans, mixed fried fish, grilled or baked fish.

Terroir, work in the vineyard and harvest
Soil: Red soil.
Grape variety: Vitovska
Vineyard extension: 1.2 ha. Worked organically.
Plant type: Guyot

Average density of plants per hectare: 7000

Average age of the vineyard: 25 years

Average production per hectare: 30.0 hl

Harvest: Manual

Vinification: maceration on the skins for 7 days in open vats, manual pressing with a wooden press and start of spontaneous
alcoholic fermentation in open wooden vats of 15 hl, then end of the same and malolactic fermentation in oak barrels of 20
hl. Aging on the lees for 36 months in the same containers. No clarification and filtration.

Total sulfur dioxide (SO2): 9.0 mg / l

Bottles produced: ca. 1500


The Čotar family business with vineyards, cellar and house is located in the western part of the Karst region, near the village of Gorjansko, only 5 km from the sea. Although the family has always had a winemaking tradition, today's winery has sprung up out of nowhere. Well 40 years ago, precisely in 1974, we built the first part of the cellar, dug out of the rock and for our tavern we made the first wine, Teran and a white wine called Kraško belo. In 1990, we bottled the first wines for sale, the 1988 vintage. A year earlier, we built the second part of the cellar and finished the rest of it in 2002. Vines We are an ecological company and we cultivate our vineyards respecting nature. The vineyards: Pečina, Olarija, Dražna, Dusce, Polje, Kot, Ivanji grad stretch over 7.5 hectares. Planting a vineyard with us means cleaning the soil of bushes and trees, moving the hard and rocky soil and adding soil bringing it back from the sinkholes. Variety Refosco, cabernet sauvignon, merlot, Istrian malvasia, sauvignon, vitovska.     50% red variety, 50% white     6000 plants per hectare     Training system: simple Guyot     Low yield (from 3500 to 4000 kg / hectare)     Harvest in late autumn - when the grapes reach phenolic maturity

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