REGION: JUZNA STAJERSKA
Keltis is one of the trendiest organic wine producers from Slovenia. His wines are macerated and not filtered, full of flavor and still easy enough to understand to satisfy every type of the drinker. The estate produces up to 20,000 bottles per year and was mentioned in “Amber Revolution” Simon J. Woolf as recommended producers
Situated close to the Croatian border, this estate is historically part of Lower Styria. At the end of the 1980s Marijan decided to focus on winemaking and thus created the Keltis brand, under which in 1989 he bottled the first wines and entered the market as a boutique winemaker. His son Miha eventually took over the leading role in the wine cellar. His first very own wine was Cuvée Extrême 2009 (2 months’ skin contact), which took the excellent 2nd place at the festival of orange wines in Vienna.
Keltis is a beloved wine of Head Sommelier of the renowned Hiša Franko restaurant, which was recently awarded 2* Michelin, and was on Netflix Chef’s Table.
A Slovenian co-ferment where multiple grape varieties are fermented in the same vessel or fermented separately then combined. An outdated practice which makes the wine interesting
Recommended by “Wine Unfiltered” Katherine Clary, Zan as an orange wine starter bottle
A fizzy organic rose, direct press of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes, done in the methode ancestrale style, a single fermentation that is finished in the bottle for a natural sparkle. No filtering or fining, no sulfites added
First wine of the 3rd generation in 2009 which won the excellent second place at the festival of orange wine in Vienna; a blend of Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Traminer and Muscat Ottonel: intense orange hue with cloudy appearance and herbal aftertaste with ageing potential of at least 15 years