Producer wine
Keltis

COUNTRY :
Slovenia

REGION :
Bizeljsko

PRODUCTION :
20,000 bottles/year

Miha Kelhar

Keltis wines attest to the artisan’s approach in the vineyard and the cellar, they express their terroir, and contain minimum quantities of sulfites. A big share of our wines is unfiltered and that is why our wines carry inside them life and the potential for further development. Marl, which is the main rock of our terroir, provides our wine with minerality, especially felt in the macerated wines.As dictated by our philosophy, our work with wines is done at the time of the full moon, when the wine is at its peak and can fully express its potential. Since we only follow its development and do not monitor it artificially, the wine arrives on the market when it is ready and thus every vintage shows its character in its own moment.

Vineyards of the Keltis wine cellar encompass 5 hectares of land and stretch over the south and south-western positions as well as northern slopes of the Bizeljsko area. Western winds blowing from neighboring Orlica take care of the ventilation and are our natural ally in the fight against diseases. Soil composition includes marl, sandstone with quartz binder, clay, Lithuanian limestone, and limestone with the application of chert.

Vine varieties: autochthonous rumeni plavec (used in sparkling wines because it gives the wine freshness and character), cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, Pinot noir, ottonel muscat, Riesling, yellow muscat, pinot gris, and traminer.

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CUVÉES
Wine

“Mario Rozé”

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 14-25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: méthode ancestrale
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Mario Natur”

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape: Chardonnay, Rumeni Plavec
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 14-25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel
Aging: méthode ancestrale
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Žan”

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape: Rumeni Plavec, Chardonnay, Riesling, Pinot Noir, Muscat
Vineyard Size:
5 hectares
Soil: clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 14-35 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 7 day maceration of Riesling, 4 day maceration of Muscat, direct press of Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Rumeni Plavec
Aging: in barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Pinot Gris

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape:
Pinot Gris
Vineyard Size:
5 hectares
Soil:
marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines:
14-35 years
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: 
60 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 
36 months in barrels
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02: 
none

Wine

“Rdeči Kelt”

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape:
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size:
5 hectares
Soil:
marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines:
14-35 years
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: 
spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 
in barrels
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02: 
none

Wine

Cabernet Sauvignon

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size:
5 hectares
Soil:
marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines:
15 years
Farming: 
organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: 
21 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 
18 months in barrels
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02: 
none

Wine

Traminec

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape: Traminec
Vineyard Size:
5 hectares
Soil: marl, clay
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 24 hour maceration, 30 day spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 10 months in stainless steel, 6 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Mario”

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape: Chardonnay, Rumeni Plavec
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 14-25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking: direct press, spontaneous fermentation, second fermentation in bottle
Aging: 12 months in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

“Cuvée Extrême”

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape:
Renski Rizling, Chardonnay, Sivi Pinot, Traminec, Muškat Ottonel
Vineyard Size:
5 hectares
Soil:
marl, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines:
14-35 years
Farming:

Harvest:
by hand
Winemaking:
60 day co-maceration
Aging:
48 months in barrels, 12 months in bottle sur lie
Fining:
none
Filtration:
none
Added S02: 
none

Wine

Chardonnay

Region: Bizeljsko
Grape: Chardonnay
Vineyard Size: 5 hectares
Soil: marl, slate, clay, sandstone
Average Age of Vines: 30 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 7-20 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 18 months in old barrels
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none