Guerila, 'Zelen', 2018, Primorska, Slovenia


Super cool modern wine making from Slovenia. Not normally a wine destination know about, but there is some significant vineyards there. Quality is on the up, and so is a younger generation of craft-centered minds. This wine is essentially light green in colour, with an expressive and unique character. Mediterranean herbs - bay, rosemary, thyme – combined with fruity and floral notes. Delicate, mineral laden fresh white wine. Very interesting and nice.

Zmago Petrič's family's winery is located in Vipavska Dolina and from the very beginning, they have worked organically and biodynamically, devoting their energies to local grape varieties and respecting the natural environment around them. Concentrating on the varieties of Zelen and Pinela which are only grown in this region and nowhere else on the planet, they have built a genuinely unique proposition. Everything is hand-picked, naturally fermented and then bottled unfiltered with just a minimal sulphur addition, creating wines that are delicate, mineral and full of freshness.

Producer: Guerila

Country: Slovenia

Region: Primorska

Grapes: Zelen 100%

Alcohol: 13.0%

Vintage: 2018

Status: Vegan, Organic, Biodynamic