Melon, dried herbs, jasmin, pear, cherry blossom. Elegant, harmonious and long lasting.
100% Pinela, native and rare grape of upper Vipava valley in Slovenia. 365 days of skin contact.
Harvest by hand. Grapes are destemmed and fermented with native yeasts, one year maturation in 2000l oak barrels, no filtration, bottling according to moon phases.
"We strive to use as little intervention as possible in bottling the life fluids of the vines and its grapes. Our wines encapsulate the qualities of the earth and the venerable traditions of Vipavska dolina. Our principal guide is that less is more."
Alc. 14,5% vol.
Fedora, Kobal family, Vipavska brda, western Slovenia
We enjoy wine. It makes us ponder, take pleasure, remember. We tell stories of Fedora and of the history of our family and our home. Are they true, altered, or fake? We let you be the judge. Every wine has its own story.
A winemaker with a very bad memory went to a big city by the sea, where he had everything he knew about grapes, the moon and the fertility of the soil tattoed on his back. As time passed by, he eventually got married, out of love of course – but his love was only for the grapevine. He cherished the evenings in which his wife read to him from his scarred back, again and again. But his fate was to be written in different words. One day, when he was returning from another hard working day in the vineyard, a merchant crossed his way. This merchant sold our winemaker a small mirror which he said would help him read from his back. This meant he didn’t have to provide for another hungry mouth, so he promptly threw his wife out of his house and out of his life. From that day on, he never looked at another woman. People say you can still see him on a hot sunny day, working in his vineyard dressed only in trousers, boots and a hat, filled with bursting love for his grapevine. Even from afar, you can get blinded by his pocket mirror, which reflects his unmatched passion. We are proud our wine Pinela heralds his ineffaceable sign.
House of Indigenous Wines