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