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Mirko and Ales Kristancic cultivate their vines and vinify their wines using biodynamic methods. Lunar is made from Ribolla Gravner grapes. It has characteristic notes of citrus fruit, quince and violet, and a rather dry palate.
Located just four kilometres from the Italian border, Dobrovo is a Slovenian village up in the Brda hills. The Movia domain’s history dates back to the beginning of the 18th century. The property was purchased by the Kristancic family in 1820. Despite the wave of nationalisations that swept through the region, creating wine cooperatives, Movia, whose vineyard extended over both sides of the Slovenian-Italian border, has remained the only private property in the area and has acquired an excellent reputation. Production per year: 100,000 bottles Vineyard: 21 hectares Grape varieties: Pinot Noir, Tokay, Ribolla, Sauvignon and Chardonnay Certification: IKC - UM - Renaissance AOC
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The history of the Movia winery dates back to the beginning of the 17th century, and is connected to Dobrovo, a Slovenian village in the Brda hills just four kilometres from the Italian border. The property was purchased by the Kristancic family in 1820. Despite the wave of nationalizations that swept through the region, creating wine cooperatives, Movia, whose vineyard extended over both sides of the Slovenian-Italian border, has remained the only private property in the area and enjoys an excellent reputation. Mirko and Ales cultivate their vines and vinify their wines according to biodynamic principles.
Having developed in the boom years after the Second World War, conventional agriculture is based on notions of yield. Largely applied in the world of wine-growing, this approach began to be challenged in the early 1990s. Leading the revolt were a handful of grape growers and wine producers who denounced the over-use of pesticides, fungicides and yeasts that have been cultured in laboratories. This trend of moving towards natural methods, that the main wine producers are now also trying to develop, has resulted in the creation of many types of certification; among the strictest is Demeter; there are also various groups and associations in France and across the Alps such as Renaissance AOC and Triple A.
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