Of medium intensity, citruses on front. Followed by dry fruits and herbs, remembering us on odour of camomile blossoms and salvia. Zelen is medium bodied wine, with vivid acidity and harmonious instead. Taste remain genuine and lasts longer. Nice minerality. Zelen is autochthonous white variety from Vipavska Dolina, grows especially on the slopes of the southern hills. Because it is very sensible on summer drought, farmers plant it on the lower sights, where more humidity and more fertile soil. Zelen ripens late, gaining lower sugar content. After picking, short cold maceration has been performed, in order to increase its aromatic potential. After gentle pressing and sedimentation, spontaneous fermentation and malolactic fermentation was allowed. Wine was maturating for 6 mounths on indigenous lees before bottling.
Legend has it that wine was already valued by Napoleon: his exclamation "Si bon!" Was translated by people into "šipon".With the correct loading of the vine, it gives us wines with a varietal characteristic of green-yellow color. The bouquet is delicate, as befits a rosehip, clear. Reminiscent of ripe pears, apples, beautifully defined, inviting. Dry mouth, higher acids, fruitiness, especially pear, is also nicely expressed in the mouth. Very good, salty, long.
Intense ruby red with shades tending towards purple. The aromas are typical of black cherry, blueberry and blackcurrant. Youthful bouquet with sensations of Mediterranean scrub and a hint of sweet spices such as cinnamon and vanilla. Intense, full-bodied, fruity on the palate, with a prevalence of raspberries and red berries, the tannins are silky and elegant, the persistence is long and complex.