IN THE VINEYARD:

APPELLATION: Podravje

VINEYARD: KOGL. 7 Ha. 900 ft altitude. Slopes of 20-30% with southern exposure to the Drava River Valley. 3500 vines per Ha.

VARIETALS: Undisclosed

FARMING: Sustainable.

PLOUGHING: The native grass cover is maintained. Annual ploughing.

SOILS: Sandy clay, marl and lime sandstone

WEATHER: Continental with Alpine influences

VINES: 25-30 year old vines. Traditional Trellis.

HARVEST: Entirely made by hand in small crates on the 2nd half of September and early October.

IN THE CELLAR:

FERMENTATION: With the native yeasts from the Estate in Small stainless steel tanks

TREATMENTS: No chaptalization and acidification at all. The idea is to stay natural as much as possible.

PRESSING: Traditional.

MALOLACTIC: Spontaneous, if any.

LEES: Approx. 3 months lees contact

OAK BARREL AGING: No.

FINING/ FILTRATION: The wine is allowed to settle naturally by gravity and is only minimally fined or filtered.

SULFUR: Minimum

WINEMAKER: Franci Cvetko.

PHILOSOPHY: We believe that the best wines are born in the vineyard.

ABOUT THE NAME: Victus was not born because of the wine itself. Rather, it’s mission is a message. A message for those who enjoy the company of wine as well as those who don’t. Its call is a dare and it is meant for all of us.

Why else would a wine choose such a name: vile, despicable, feeble, but challenging as well? The Slovene translation of the Latin word Victus is “zguba” – “loser” in English.

The Victus wine is a rebel who jokingly detests himself. To keep up with the cruel, sad times in which we live or to take a stand against them? Maybe both. Time will tell.

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