Under a Slovene Alpine mountain in the former Yugoslavia, using local Qveri & both classic and experimental vinification processes, Ducal wines turn out quite different than one might expect. The cellar is over 100 years old and Mitja tries to keep the history of the place alive with the wines. In the 1980s, Mitja was one of the most promising mountaineers / alpinists of the former Yugoslavia and his son,Tim, was a professional footballer. An unexpected duo to become unique and excellent winemakers, but the dedication it took for competitive sports seems to have benefitted them very well. In the early 90s he found an estate in the shadow of a mountain he had regularly climbed, and the rest is history. Their holdings are directly on the Austrian border, butting up against an extremely famous region that is often touted as one of Austria’s best. Intensity, depth & complexity due to their policy of using at least 20% botrytis grapes countered by the terroir for truly great, mineral, mountain wines.
Size: ~4 ha
Soil: Soft carbonate rock
Location: Štajerska Slovenija, Slovenia