In north-eastern Slovenia, bordering Austria and Hungary, Stajerska is a hilly, predominantly white wine area. Its location has a rich and varied history, with styles and varieties both of itself and of its neighbours. It is here that Matija Žerjav – known as Matic to his friends – farms nine hectares of old, organic family vineyards and makes wine in a cellar dating back to 1852. ‘Postopoma’ means “gradually progressive” in Slovenian which is exactly what this wine is. It is the result of taking a modern approach while respecting traditional methods.
Typically Mediterranean, characterized by rainfall in winter and spring and by drought in the summer period. Rainfall is modest, noticeably high in mountainous and minimal areas in the southern part. The resulting microclimate appears to be very favourable for the proliferation of Mediterranean vegetation.
TERROIR: (type of soil, exposition, altitude): White limestone of Kimmeridgian Era.
VITICULTURE: Guyot cut vines.
YIELDS (hectolitre per hectare): 60 hl/ha
• Manual harvest
• Grapes destemmed
• Pressed grapes macerate for 3-4 days
• Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeast in open vat, without temperature control in stainless
• After alcoholic fermentation follows malolactic fermentation in steel tanks
• No filtration or fining
• Minimal sulphur added pre-bottling
The palate is citrusy and mineral with notes of spicy clementine, pineapple and lemon zest.
Fresh cheese, Burratina
Blend: Bombino Bianco
Closure: Technical cork
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes