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Skegro, 'Krs' Orange Zilavka 2021
Bosnia Herzegovina / Skin Contact/Orange

Skegro, 'Krs' Orange Zilavka 2021

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Fruit

Earth

Acid

Body

Funk

Notes from Danch & Granger:

"Bosnia and Herzegovina is one of the less understood, least travelled and has the smallest representation in our portfolio. Like in many wine regions in Central and Eastern Europe, with borders now open, the younger generations are flocking to the big cities or abroad. The Škegro family is no exception to this trend. That said, in 2005 vineyards and olive trees were planted and the pull has become stronger and stronger every year. These are the kinds of investments that keep the families connected, traditions alive, and on a purely selfish level, allow us to drink delicious wines that cannot be produced anywhere else.

Žilavka is one of the few native whites that can weather the hot, dry and unforgiving Herzegovinian growing season without dropping acidity.  There’s some DNA evidence to suggest it’s related to Glera, but we’ve also heard that it’s related to Furmint despite lacking hard evidence to back that up. To be fair, it is late ripening, has super compact bunches, and is prone to botrytis. It’s easy to see where the Furmint argument stems. It’s also not a skin contact wine where everything is just dangling together like a fragile mobile hanging over a baby’s crib."

Country
Bosnia Herzegovina
Sub-Region
Mostar
Region
Mostar
Varieties
Zilavka
Farming
Organic
Soil
Calcareous marl, sandstone, flint
Winemaking
Maceration on the skins for 15-20 days, aged for 6-8 months in neutral oak barrels.