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Region
Mostar
Grape
Žilavka
Soil
Deep calcareous marl, layers of sandstone and flint
Farming
Organic

Krš Orange Žilavka

Skegro Family Winery

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Winemaking was always a universal tradition for all households in Herzegovina, from their family vineyards planted with Žilavka, Blatina, and other autochthonous varieties.

So much of the region has changed as wars happened and the state borders changed, but throughout history, wine remains a timeless and always vital part of the Herzegovina past, present, and future.

This is how the story of Skegro family begins. A story where tradition has been passed from knee to knee to become something that the whole family enjoys doing. Now led by Bariša Skegro, the family takes a modern approach to the traditional: love and care for vineyards, hands-off winemaking, and a strong desire to simply offer the spirit of Herzegovina in its full glory: ample sunshine, rocky soils, a healthy and ecological footprint — together with century old traditions, the Skegro family delivers top quality wines that are fully representative of Herzegovina terroir.

The Skegro family vineyards are mostly consisted of vines planted in 2005 in the small village of Radišići, in the southwestern part of Bosnia and Herzegovina. They have 2 hectares of south facing and terraced vineyards, which were cut into the hillside, rich with calcareous marl, sandstone and flint. Mostar, being within an hour from the Croatian coastline, offer a very similar climate: Mediterranean influence with extreme hot summers and mild winters.

The family’s estate is also filled with fruit trees such as figs, citrus, and pomegranates as well as basic produce and some damn good olive oil from their extensive olive trees. Olive trees are similarly scattered amongst the vineyards to offer diversity and support the erosion of the rocky soils.

Farming is all organic, utilizing natural cover crops, utilizing manure or organic fertilizer when needed along with copper and sulfur. They do not use herbicides or pesticides. As the vines continue to mature, they are on their way to organic certification. All harvesting is done manually.

Hand picked selected grapes, berries fermented in open vats after gentle destemming, regular manual cap punchdown, ambient temperature control, spontaneous wild yeast fermentation with prepared pied de cuve starter from the same vineyard, 15-20 days fermentation with maceration, gentle pressing and immediate transfer to neutral oak barrels with as much yeast sediment as possible, natural malolactic completed, winemaking aimed to obtain natural spontaneous microbial stability: clean healthy grapes, good acidity and fruit freshness at harvest, avoiding high alcohol and difficult fermentation. No S02 additions.

-Vinum

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