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Štekar Rebula Amber Wine

$32.00

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Vintage: 2022
Region: Goriška Brda, Slovenia
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Rebula

Štekar Rebula Amber Wine is an intense and distinctive skin-contact white wine. The skins remained with the must for 24 days before being removed. The wine remained in giant Acacia wood barrels for eight months before being bottled without filtration. The result is expressive and spectacular; aromatic and inviting on the nose, the Rebula showcases yellow fruit, spice, black tea, and a firm, tannic structure.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Super Natty

FRUIT

Apricot, Dried Fruit, Yellow Peach

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

12-13%

OAK

Neutral Oak

TANNIN

Strong

SWEETNESS

Dry

SERVING TEMP

Cool Red and Orange (58°–62°)

SULFUR

Very Low Sulfur (less than 20mg/L)

VEGAN

Vegan

IMPORTER

Bon Vivant Imports

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Štekar Rebula Amber Wine

Štekar Rebula Amber Wine is an intense and distinctive skin-contact white wine. Rebula, also known as Ribolla Gialla, is a grape native to Friuli in Italy and this little corner of western Slovenia. As the natural fermentation began, the skins remained with the must for 24 days before being removed. The wine remained in giant Acacia wood barrels for eight months before being bottled without filtration. The result is expressive and spectacular; aromatic and inviting on the nose, the Rebula showcases yellow fruit, spice, black tea, and a firm, tannic structure.

About the Štekar Winery

Located in Snežatno. In the Goriška Brda zone of Slovenia, near the border of Italy, the Štekar winery is known for producing red and white wines made in the traditional manner, with extended skin contact and little or no Sulphur added. This area of Slovenia is a border zone that was once part of the Hapsburg empire. The hilly rugged terrain is marked with monuments to both world wars. Local villages list the names of soldiers who died a hundred years ago and whose family names still mark the local wineries. It was here, in 1985, that Roman Stekar decided to forego selling fruit from his small plot of vines to the local cooperative and make his wines in the traditional manner.

Starting with 5 hectares of vines and growing only to 10 hectares, Stekar makes Rebula (Ribolla Gialla), Malvazija (Malvasia), Pinot Gris, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Merlot. The vines are all planted on steep slopes at an altitude of 180 meters and grown organically in soils rich in marl. They use neutral oak barrels in the cellar, long macerations, and only tiny amounts of SO2 at bottling. As Jure Stekar, Roman’s son and the current winemaker says: “In the wine cellar we follow our idea of natural wine where nature has been left to take its course. Wine is produced without additives, chemistry, and invasive technologies. We like to explore the rich local winemaking tradition made of long macerations and spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts and at the same time seek new challenges. But above all, we try to pursue our goal that is to produce genuine wine that inspires emotions, tells about our land and about us.”