About

Josef Simcic started to make wine here in 1860. Five generations later, Marjan Simcic carries on the tradition. His 18 hectares of vineyards straddle the border between Italy and Slovenia. His wines are the result of the hills’ many microclimates and calcareous soil, known as Opoka, rich with nurturing minerals.

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Ribolla

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Ribolla

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2014
Ribolla

Aging

the wine occasionally spends a few days on the skins, then about 9-10 months on the lees in stainless steel vats before bottling

Description

Ribolla is a Slovene autochthonous variety, which is said to be giving best results in Brda region. It grows best on Brda marl soil (opoka) under the influence of the mild Mediterranean climate. In the past, it was a simple wine as the vine could be very loaded. Our Ribolla, from middle-aged vines, is light yellow, with gold accents; the bouquet is specifically soft (notes of lemon, green apple, citrus and grapefruit) and fruity. The harmony of acids, the full body and distinct minerality complete the taste to its excellence

Sauvignonasse

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Sauvignonasse

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2014
Sauvignonasse

Aging

the wine occasionally spends a few days on the skins, then about 9-10 months on the lees in stainless steel vats before bottling

Description

Color is yellow with a shade of gold, it has an extremely full-bodied rich and long lasting aroma. After several minutes, a complex aroma develops ranging from herbal notes to the fragrance of dried flowers. A touch of minerality can also be discerned. The taste is initially peachy, then fruity. There is a pleasant aftertaste of ripe, bitter almonds

Pinot Grigio

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Pinot Grigio

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2015
Pinot Grigio

Aging

stainless steel tanks

Description

Golden yellow with copper tinges. The color indicates the method of production, which highlights the intensity and complexity of the aroma (nice flower aromas developing into fruity and spicy notes), full body (the soft, mature and fruity initial taste is substituted by notes of apricots and melons), alcoholic richness with balanced acids, and variety (at the end, slightly bitter)

Cabernet Sauvignon

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Cabernet Sauvignon

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Red
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2014
Cabernet Sauvignon

Aging

2/3 of the wine is stainless aged, 1/3 is aged in used French oak

Description

Ripe, healthy grapes produce a red wine of extraordinary character. The classic ruby color, with its hint of violet, reveals a compelling nose of fresh blackcurrants, plums and other dark forest fruits. There is also a gentle herbal note. On the palate there is a wealth of different forest fruits, with raspberries and black cherries in the foreground. The tannins are very soft. It is a fresh, but very pleasant, soft, drinkable wine, with a lovely finish

Ribolla Selecija

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Ribolla Selecija

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2012
Ribolla

Aging

few days on the skin, about 2 years on the lees and in mixed oak casks

Description

Yellow, straw-coloured, with a shade of gold. A complex bouquet, with a fragrant hint of ripe citrus, dried fruit, cedar, buttered toast. Its softness and warmth are pleasantly combined with the chewy structure of a red wine. Long-lasting aftertaste. Mineral and very drinkable wine

Pinot Noir Selecija

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Pinot Noir Selecija

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Still
Red
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2013
Pinot Nero

Aging

more than 2 years in French barriques

Description

Ruby red color, approaching a brick-like hue. The bouquet is of cherry liqueur, excellent cask and orange peel. It has the taste of very ripe fruit, especially cherries; a fresh and lovely tartness; pleasantly balanced taste of cask, and a moment later, of peppermint. You are left with a delightfully long aftertaste of cherries

Sauvignon Blanc Opoka

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Sauvignon Blanc Opoka

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2013
Sauvignon Blanc

Aging

short period on the skin and then 3 years on the lees of which 2 in oak

Description

Yellow color, with a cast of gold, and mineral fragrances. The bouquet is delicate (reminiscent of peach, ripe pear, grapefruit), and also has flowery and herbaceous (pepper, tomato leaves, basil, mediterranean herbs) to leathery sensations. Elegant, pleasant, persistent and intense aftertaste

Ribolla Opoka

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Ribolla Opoka

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2010
Ribolla

Aging

short period on the skin and then 3 years on the lees of which 2 in oak

Description

Deep yellow color, with mineral fragrances. The nose of the wine displays its nobility. Fresh, pleasant, well-balanced between alcohol and acidity, announcing longevity. Persistent and very complex taste, tending to mature grape. Serving temperature 15 °C

Chardonnay Opoka

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Chardonnay Opoka

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White
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2012
Chardonnay

Aging

short period on the skin and then 3 years on the lees of which 2 in oak

Description

Deep gold yellow, with mineral fragrances. Fatty, reminiscent of the fragrances of dried fruit, and honey, bread and melted butter. In the glass, it quickly develops its ability, with a light line of vanilla. Approaching a salty taste, with increasing finish. In a nutshell: the greatest. An absolutely prestigious wine, with excellent aging potential. Serving temperature 12-14 °C

Merlot Opoka

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Merlot Opoka

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Red
Litorale (Slovenia)
ZGP Brda
2009
Merlot

Aging

48 months in French oak new (30%) and used (70%)

Description

The merlot variety was brought to Brda from Bordeaux. It has a velvety ruby red color. The aroma of mature plums and dark berries gradually develops into the warmth of jams, leather, and tobacco. The first impression is sweet. Its taste is soft, rich. A strong structure, with a nice freshness. Besides a long harmonious development, the wine possesses a long finish