Producer wine
Nando

COUNTRY :
Slovenia

REGION :
Primorska

PRODUCTION :

Andrej Kristančič

Andrej Kristančič, owner of Nando Winery, has been making wines on his family’s farm for nearly 25 years. He  studied winemaking in high-school, allowing him to expand on his personal style while continuing the family tradition started by his grandfather, Nando.

Andrej has a low interventionist style, combined with a true farmer’s knowledge,  humility, and dedication to tradition marked with his own personal expression of winemaking.

NANDO farm is located in Plesivo, Brda in the Primorska region, bordering with the Friuli-Collio region of Italy.  Of the 5.5 hectares, 60% are located in Italian Collio and 40% in Brda.  The favorable Mediterranean micro-climate is mixed with warm sea air arriving from the Adriatic Sea in the south, and cooler temperatures from the Julian Alps located north of the farm. This unique climate is very well suited for white wines. The vineyards are terraced at an altitude of 100m to 200m, and planted with local (indigenous) Rebula, Tokaj, and Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The vines range from 9 to 40 years, with yields  of 4000 to 6000 kg. per hectare. The vineyards are planted in a poor soil of marl or “ponka” as it’s known in the local Slovenian dialect.

To protect against disease, copper and sulfur treatments are used sparingly.  Chemical agents are not used. The soil is planted with grass, and the harvest is manual with grapes harvested in full maturity from September to October. Spontaneous fermentation without the addition of selected yeasts, sulfur and other chemicals. Minimal amount of S02 are added only at bottling.

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CUVÉES
Wine

Malvazija

Region: Primorska
Grape: Malvazija
Vineyard Size: 0.35 hectares
Soil: marl
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 12 hour maceration on skins, spontaneous fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Jakot

Region: Primorska
Grape: Jakot
Vineyard Size: 0.35 hectares
Soil: marl
Average Age of Vines: 25 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 12 hour maceration on skins, spontaneous fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none

Wine

Rebula

Region: Primorska
Grape: Rebula
Vineyard Size: 0.35 hectares
Soil: marl
Average Age of Vines: 24.5 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: destemmed, 12 hour maceration on skins, spontaneous fermentation in temperature controlled stainless steel
Aging: 6 months in stainless steel on lees
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: none