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Skegro Family Krš Bijeli Žilavka

$27.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2021
Region: Radišići, Herzegovina
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Žilavka

Skegro Family Krš Bijeli Žilavka is bright with aromas of honeydew melon, white peach, and summer breeze. On the palate, this white is perfectly balanced with a blend of stone and citrus fruit flavors complemented with zesty acidity and chalky minerality. The finish is refreshing, kissed with a touch of saline

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Natty

FRUIT

Citrus, Melon, White Peach

BODY

Medium-bodied

ALCOHOL

13-14%

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SWEETNESS

Dry

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Vinum Slo-Cro

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Skegro Family Krš Bijeli Žilavka

Skegro Family Krš Bijeli Žilavka is bright with aromas of honeydew melon, white peach, and summer breeze. On the palate, this white is perfectly balanced with a blend of stone and citrus fruit flavors complemented with zesty acidity and chalky minerality. The finish is refreshing, kissed with a touch of saline that invites your next sip. Formerly just used as a blending grape for white wines, Žilavka now shines in the Mostar region as a single-varietal wine and the Skegro Family’s offering is a fresh and pristine example of the grape. Chill this orange wine down and serve with aged cheddars and alpine cheeses, bold foods including curry dishes, Moroccan cuisine, Ethiopian cuisine, and Korean dishes.

About Skegro Family Winery

Winemaking was always a universal tradition for all households in Herzegovina, from their family vineyards planted with Žilavka, Blatina, and other autochthonous varieties.So much of the region has changed as wars happened and the state borders changed, but throughout history, wine remains a timeless and always vital part of the Herzegovina past, present, and future.

This is how the story of the Skegro family begins. A story where tradition has been passed from knee to knee to become something that the whole family enjoys doing. Now led by Bariša Skegro, the family takes a modern approach to the traditional: love and care for vineyards, hands-off winemaking, and a strong desire to simply offer the spirit of Herzegovina in its full glory: ample sunshine, rocky soils, a healthy and ecological footprint — together with century-old traditions, the Skegro family delivers top quality wines that are fully representative of Herzegovina terroir.
The Skegro family vineyards have mostly consisted of vines planted in 2005 in the small village of Radišići, in the southwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They have 2 hectares of south-facing and terraced vineyards, which were cut into the hillside, rich with calcareous marl, sandstone, and flint. Mostar, being within an hour from the Croatian coastline, offers a very similar climate: Mediterranean influence with extremely hot summers and mild winters.

The family’s estate is also filled with fruit trees such as figs, citrus, and pomegranates as well as basic produce and some damn good olive oil from their extensive olive trees. Olive trees are similarly scattered amongst the vineyards to offer diversity and support the erosion of the rocky soils.
Farming is all organic, utilizing natural cover crops, utilizing manure or organic fertilizer when needed along with copper and sulfur. They do not use herbicides or pesticides. As the vines continue to mature, they are on their way to organic certification. All harvesting is done manually.