Štekar Merlot 2017
  • Red Wine
  • Merlot
  • Biodynamic, Natural, Vegan-Friendly
  • Dry
  • Full Bodied
  • 750ml
  • 14% alc./vol

Štekar Merlot 2017

Slovenia
Regular price $29.95per bottle ($359.40per case)
12 bottles per case
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Juicy & Spicy

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.

This Merlot comes from a 20-year-old hillside vineyard on the property.   The oak that the wine ages in for 13 months, is entirely Slovenian oak sourced from the oak trees on the property. Red cherries, plums, and spices come through on the nose and on the palate.  The fruit is fresh with ample acidity, and lovely supple tannins.

The region of Goriska Brda is very close to the Italian border, so there is a big influence of Italian cuisine in the region. Flavours from both cultures pair very well. Try this Merlot with 'Ciba al cartoccio', chicken cooked in a baking paper pouch together with cherry tomatoes and olives; or with pasta in walnut pesto sauce or with truffles.

About the Winery

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.