Natural Pack: Slovenia meets the Finger Lakes
  • Mixed Cases
  • Cabernet Franc, Gamay, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Ribolla Gialla
  • Natural, Organic
  • 750ml

Natural Pack: Slovenia meets the Finger Lakes

Goriška Brda, Slovenia
New York, U.S.
Regular price $225.70per case
6 bottles per case
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Only 3 items in stock!

Summer is here - and it's starting to feel like it despite the cloudy and rainy days. If you were wondering how to stock up your cellar for these weeks of grey-ish park gatherings and chilly nights, we have the answer. Uncork the sun rays hidden in Stekar's skin contact Ribolla Gialla from Slovenia, and warm up during the al fresco nights with Element Winery's spicy and smoky house blend from the Finger Lakes.

This mixed case includes three bottles of each wine.

Štekar Rebula, Goriška Brda, Slovenia 2019. Located in Snežatno in the Goriška Brda zone of Slovenia, near the border of Italy, Štekar winery is known for producing wines in the traditional manner, with extended skin contact and little or no sulphur added. The hilly rugged terrain is marked with monuments to both world wars.

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, a firm structure.

Element Winery Can't Stop Won't Stop Finger Lakes, New York 2016. A new vision for the Finger Lakes. Element Winery was founded by Master Sommelier Christopher Bates to explore the extreme climate terroirs of the Finger Lakes region, to produce wines which express their origins without preconceived notions. They make delicate wines—low alcohol, higher acid, and balanced with a focus on mineral and floral aromas.

Can't Stop Won't Stop is Element Winery's house blend. Medium ruby with bright reflections; on the nose it delivers a mix of ripe and tart black fruit, cherry, red and black plum, and pomegranate complimented by herbal spice and savoury notes. On the palate it is dry and medium bodied with fresh, juicy acidity and flavours of black berry and black cherry, with green herbs, defined minerality, and spice which rounds out a long finish. 

 *Please note, this mixed case will take 7-10 business days to repack and process*

About the Winery

Element Winery

Element Winery was founded by Master Sommelier Christopher Bates to explore the extreme climate terroirs of the Finger Lakes region, to produce wines which express their origins without preconceived notions. They make delicate wines—low alcohol, higher acid, and balanced with a focus on mineral and floral aromas.

Štekar

The Štekar family has been growing grapes in Goriska Brda since 1985. With 6 acres of vines planted in the stunning hills of western Slovenia, along with cherry orchards, Jure Štekar has committed to make wine the way his grandfather Emil taught his father: respecting tradition and avoiding invasive technologies.

Certified organic since 2006, Jure likes to play with long macerations, spontaneous fermentations and tiny SO2 amounts. His goal is to produce genuine wines that tell the story of his land and family.