Kabaj

Kabaj
  • COUNTRY

    Slovenia

  • APPELLATION

    Brda

  • VARIETY

    Rebula

  • AGE OF VINES

    40 years

  • FARMING

    Sustainable

  • SOIL

    Sandstone and slate

  • ALTITUDE

    500 to 820 ft.

  • ABOUT THE WINERY

    Estate produced,

    Hand harvested, Wild yeast.

    The Kabaj Morel homestead in Šlovrenc, not far from Dobrovo, the centre of Brda, is run by Katja Kabaj Morel and her husband Jean Michel Morel, a French oenologist, who, after gaining oenological education and after working in numerous wine cellars in France (Bordeaux, Languedoc) and Italy (Collio), married into a Slovene family 22 years ago. In 1993 the family with a long tradition of wine making decided to release their first Kabaj Morel brand. The homestead also includes a restaurant with traditional homemade food and a guesthouse. The Kabaj family cultivates 12 ha of
    vineyards, at two sites in Brda (┼álovrenc, Belo), with the plantation of 55.000 grapevines. A major part, up to 70%, is white , dominated by Ribolla Gialla and Tokai Friulano (Sauvignonasse), two autochthonous grapevines . Their white grapevine varieties also include Pinot Blanc, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon and Malvasia. Their red grapevine varieties are dominated by Merlot and they include Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot as well. Average vine age is 30 years; vines are planted on terraced slopes. Vine training is single Guyot. They practice sustainable wine production – vines are fertilized with barn horse manure and are grassed. Average grape yield is 1,5 kg / vine.