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Zajc Family Winery Sporti d.o.o.

Pod Trsko goro 1, 8000 Novo Mesto
Slovenia

Telephone +386 7 3382-576
Fax +386 7 3347-051
info@zajc.si

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Marko Zajc

Phone
00386 7 33 82 576

Email
info@zajc.si

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Our products

Product category: Slovenia

Zajc Cviček PTP Classic

classification: dry reddish wine (not rosé), sustainable farming

regulation and protection: CVIČEK PTP is unique, regulated and limited production Slovenian wine, produced under special Rules concerning the wine bearing the mark of recognized traditional denomination ‘cviček’ (Official Journal, No. 3/2000).

description: Very light, low alcohol and very low sugar, fresh. Globally unique composition of red and white grapes. For every beautiful day, casual and nice. Traditional specialty and national wine-star. Rare wine suitable for diabetics.

varietals: Black velvet, Blue franconian, Welschriesling and Royal white,  controlled origin and composition (defined by the Rules)

appellation: Dolenjska, Slovenia, Central Europe

vine training: 5-30 year old vines, single guyot, dry farming

density and yield: 4,000 vines/ha; max 2.25 kg/vine (defined by the Rules)

annual production: 400.000 bottles

analytical data: 10.0% Alc. (In Rules max 10.0% Alc.), 6.18 g/L total acidity (in Rules min 6.00 g/L), very low sugar 1.2g/L (in Rules max 2.5g/L), SO2 25 mg/L (very low SO2 content lower as defined for biodinamic and organically grown grapes)

climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain: Very hilly vineyards facing South above 210 m. asl

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes between river Sava in Krka in south east Slovenia.

spraying: Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes: Cold and wet spring, hot summer and rainy late summer and autumn. Relative high sugar and lower acidity levels. Manual harvest from 5th till 23rd of September.  On the same day of each harvest were the white sorts pressed and the red sorts put into vinificators.

fermentation: 2-4 days of maceration under controlled temperature than in stainless steel.

bottling and ageing: Stainless steel, bottling as late as possible before putting on the market. Consumption in max 30 months after harvest.

tasting notes: The scintillating game of the cherry and raspberry constitutes the embodiment of its lightness and freshness. Youthfully bashful with a polished acid.

serving suggestions: Goes beautifully with almost all dishes, especially with grilled meat and sausages, served properly cooled, between 12 and 15 °C.

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Product category: Slovenia

MODRI ZAJC Grand Cru Cirnik Prestige 2013

classification: Dry red wine, sustainable farming

varietals: 85 % Blaufrankisch, 15 % Gamay

appellation: Dolenjska, south-east wine region Posavje, Slovenia

vine training: Double Guyot, dry farming

density and yield: 4000 vines/ha; 1,2 kg/vine Blaufrankisch; 0,8 kg/vine Gamay

annual production: 5.000 bottles

analytical data: 12,5 % Alc., 5,2 g/L total acidity; very low SO2 content (lower as defined for organic dry red wine)

terrain: The terrain of the oldest Zajc vineyard is made of steep-sloped vineyards and narrow, wind-rich hill valleys 354 m. asl.

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes over river Sava in south east Slovenia.

spraying: Enviromental friendly. Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes: Ideal wine year. Grapes mature with ideal balance between the sugar and acidity levels. Manual harvest of over rippened grapes ( 100°Oe) in early morning hours.

fermentation: Fermentation (starting with autochthonous yeast) and maceration took place for 12 days  in wooden tub and after in a wooden franch oak. Followed by tipization in the best combination of variatels.

bottling and ageing: Matured in french oak for 6-12 months and bottled with cork. After a year rest is ready for release. It gains over the year.

tasting notes: Blaufrankisch immolates gentleness, the taste of wild berries, plums and herbal tones that piquantly embrace the light timber notes of Gamay.

serving suggestions: Best combination with venison, dried meat products, cheeses. 

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Product category: Slovenia

ICE RABBIT (Ledeni Zajc) Prestige

The Welschriesling shines forth in this alluring small bottle, prepared to please instantly. In every single drop you can sense the glamour of vintage before the morning daybreak with freshly fallen snow, sparkling to the glow of the torches.

It boasts an icy haughtiness of a ripe fig, dried fruit and honey aroma.

It is nurtured for the pleasures of romantics, gourmets and connoisseurs.

Goes well with being served in your navel to a crackling fire with a feeling of guilt.

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Product category: Slovenia

EKO ZAJC CVIČEKPTP

classification: Dry reddish wine (not rosé), organic farming regulation and

protection: CVIČEKPTP is unique, regulated and limited production Slovenian wine, produced under special Rules concerning the wine bearing the mark of recognized traditional denomination 'cviček' (Official Journal, No. 3/2000) and also rules regarding organic cultivation and production of wine.

description: Very light, low alcohol and very low sugar, fresh. Globally unique composition of red and white grapes. Produced according to the guidelines for organic production, it is also a specialty in Slovenia. His evolutionary step is seen in terms of strict and certified organic production, not just grapes, but also wine. In cultivation we followed the ancient traditions and use only what nature offers. The awarded certificate provides winelovers of organic wine Cviček pleasure in wine that exceeds the strictest
requirements and meets the highest expectations.

varietals: Black velvet, Blue franconian, Welschriesling and Royal white, controlled origin and composition (defined by the Rules)

appellation: Dolenjska, Slovenia, Central Europe

vine training: 10-30 year old vines, single guyot, dry farming

density and yield: 4,000 vines/ha; max 2.25 kg/vine (defined by the Rules)

annual production: 10.000 bottles

analytical data: 10.0% Alc. (In Rules max 10.0% Alc.) , 6.18 g/L total acidity (in Rules min 6.00 g/L), very low sugar 1.2g/L (in Rules max 2.5g/L), SO2 25 mg/L (very low SO2 content lower as defined for organically grown grapes)

climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain: Very hilly vineyards facing South above 333 m. asl

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyard in terraces lies on the hill slopes on the south east under medieval castle.

spraying: Only with natural substances approved for organic farming.

harvest notes: Cold and wet spring, hot summer and rainy late summer and autumn. Relative high sugar and lower acidity levels. Manual harvest. On the same day were the white in the red sorts macerated together.

fermentation: 2-4 days of maceration under controlled temperature than in stainless steel.

bottling and ageing: Stainless steel, bottling as late as possible before putting on the market. Consumption in max 30 months after harvest.

tasting notes: The scintillating game of the cherry and raspberry constitutes the embodiment of its lightness and freshness. Youthfully bashful with a polished acid.

serving suggestions: Goes beautifully with almost all dishes, especially with grilled meat and sausages, served properly cooled, between 12 and 15 °C.

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Product category: Slovenia

ROSÉ Premium 2017

classification: Semisweet rose wine, sustainable farming

varietals: 100% black velvet

appellation: Dolenjska, south-east wine region Posavje, Slovenia

vine training: Double Guyot, dry farming

density and yield: 4000 vines/ha; 2,0 kg/vine

annual production: 20.000 bottles

analytical data: 10,5% Alc., 5.7 g/L total acidity; very low SO2 content (lower as defined for Biodinamic and organically grown grapes)

climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain: Hilly vineyards, 210 m. asl and higher

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes between river Sava in Krka in south east Slovenia.

spraying: Enviromental friendly. Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes: Mostly rainy and warm summer contributet towards lower yields, therefore higher quality and higher sugar content. Manual harvest took place in 21 day period. After pressing the grape skin was seperated from grape juice in less than 3 hours.

fermentation: Black velvet is the world oldest and also Slovenian autochthonous vine. Slow fermentation took place for 10 days and was endorsed by autochthonous yeast under controled lower temperature for richer development of flavoures and aromas.

bottling and ageing: Matured in stainless steel. Bottled right before release.

tasting notes: Aromas of red berries with a hint of raspberry. The taste is luscious and refreshing, with pronounced fruitiness and lively acids.

serving suggestions:
Rose is extremely grateful in combination with all food. It is very important that the wine is served properly cooled, preferably between 8 and 10 ° C.

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Product category: Slovenia

YELLOW MUSCAT – RUMENI MUŠKAT Premium 2017

classification: Sweet white wine, sustainable farming

varietals:
100% yellow muscat

appellation:
Bizeljsko-Sremič, south-east wine region Posavje, Slovenia

vine training:
Double Guyot, dry farming

density and yield:
4000 vines/ha; 1,8 kg/vine

annual production:
20.000 bottles

analytical data:
10,5% Alc., 6,3 g/L total acidity; very low SO2 content (lower as defined for organic sweet white wine)

climate:
Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain:
Hilly vineyards, 210 m. asl and higher

soil:
A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest
wine-growing sites on the hill slopes over river Sava in south east Slovenia.

spraying:
Enviromental friendly. Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes:
Mostly rainy and warm summer contributet towards lower yields, therefore higher grape quality and higher sugar content. Manual harvest took place in 7 day period.

fermentation:
After pressing starting with autochthonous yeast fermentation and maceration for 72 hours. After that time the fermentation continued in fermentors with controled lower temperature. bottling and

ageing:
Matured in stainless steel. Bottled right before release.

tasting notes:
Distinctive muscat aroma with recognizable hint of elderflower. The taste is luscious and refreshing, with pronounced sweet fruitiness and lively acids.

serving suggestions:
Best combination with deserts with vanilla, gorgonzola cheese, melon and other fruits. It is very important that the wine is served properly cooled, preferably between 8 and 10 ° C.

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Product category: Slovenia

MODRI ZAJC Grand Cru Cirnik Prestige 2013

classification: Dry red wine, sustainable farming

varietals:
85% Blaufrankisch, 15% Gamay

appellation:
Dolenjska, south-east wine region Posavje, Slovenia

vine training:
Double Guyot, dry farming density and yield: 4000 vines/ha; 1,2 kg/vine Blaufrankisch; 0,8 kg/vine Gamay

annual production:
5.000 bottles

analytical data:
12,5% Alc., 5,2 g/L total acidity; very low SO2 content (lower as defined for organic dry red wine)

climate:
Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters.

terrain:
The terrain of the oldest Zajc vineyard is made of steep-sloped vineyards and narrow, wind-rich hill valleys 354 m. asl.

soil:
A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes over river Sava in south east Slovenia.

spraying:
Enviromental friendly. Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes:
Ideal wine year. Grapes mature with ideal balance between the sugar and acidity levels. Manual harvest of over rippened grapes ( 100°Oe) in early morning hours.

fermentation:
Fermentation (starting with autochthonous yeast) and maceration took place for 12 days in wooden tub and after in a wooden franch oak. Followed by tipization in the best combination of variatels.

bottling and ageing:
Matured in french oak for 6-12 months and bottled with cork. After a year rest is ready for release. It gains over the year.

tasting notes:
Blaufrankisch immolates gentleness, the taste of wild berries, plums and herbal tones that piquantly embrace the light timber notes of Gamay.

serving suggestions:
Best combination Best combination with venison, dried meat products, cheeses.

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Product category: Slovenia

ZAJC CVIČEK PTP Classic 2017

classification: Dry reddish wine (not rosé), sustainable farming regulation and

protection: CVIČEKPTP is unique, regulated and limited production Slovenian wine, produced under special Rules concerning the wine bearing the mark of recognized traditional denomination 'cviček' (Official Journal, No. 3/2000)

description: Very light, low alcohol and very low sugar, fresh. Globally unique composition of red and white grapes. For every beautiful day, casual and nice. Traditional specialty and national wine-star. Rare wine suitable for diabetics.

varietals: Black velvet, Blue franconian, Welschriesling and Royal white, controlled origin and composition (defined by the Rules)

appellation: Dolenjska, Slovenia, Central Europe

vine training: 5-30 year old vines, single guyot, dry farming

density and yield: 4,000 vines/ha; max 2.25 kg/vine (defined by the Rules)

annual production: 400.000 bottles

analytical data: 10.0% Alc. (In Rules max 10.0% Alc.) , 6.18 g/L total acidity (in Rules min 6.00 g/L), very low sugar 1.2g/L (in Rules max 2.5g/L), SO2 25 mg/L (very low SO2 content lower as defined for biodinamic and organically grown grapes)

climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain: Very hilly vineyards facing South above 210 m. asl

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes between river Sava in Krka in south east Slovenia.

spraying: Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes: Cold and wet spring, hot summer and rainy late summer and autumn. Relative high sugar and lower acidity levels. Manual harvest from 5th till 23rd of September. On the same day of each harvest were the white sorts pressed and the red sorts put into vinificators.

fermentation: 2-4 days of maceration under controlled temperature than in stainless steel. bottling and

ageing: Stainless steel, bottling as late as possible before putting on the market. Consumption in max 30 months after harvest.

tasting notes: The scintillating game of the cherry and raspberry constitutes the embodiment of its lightness and freshness. Youthfully bashful with a polished acid.

serving suggestions: Goes beautifully with almost all dishes, especially with grilled meat and sausages, served properly cooled, between 12 and 15 °C.

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Product category: Slovenia

BLAUFRANKISCH – MODRA FRANKINJA Premium 2017

classification: Dry red wine, sustainable farming

varietals: 100% Blaufrankisch

appellation: Dolenjska, south-east wine region Posavje, Slovenia

vine training: Double Guyot, dry farming

density and yield: 4000 vines/ha; 2,0 kg/vine

annual production: 60.000 bottles

analytical data: 12 % Alc., 6,5 g/L total acidity; very low SO2 content (lower as defined for Biodinamic and organically
grown grapes)

climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain: Hilly vineyards, 210 m. asl and higher

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes between river Sava in Krka in south east Slovenia.

spraying: Enviromental friendly. Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes: Grapes mature with ideal balance between the sugar and acidity levels. Manual harvest of higher rippened grapes ( over 84°Oe) .

fermentation: Fermentation (starting with autochthonous yeast) and maceration took place for 12 days under controled lower temperature for richer development of colour, flavoures and aromas. bottling and

ageing: Matured in stainless steel. Bottled right before release.

tasting notes: Aromas of red berries, plumbs, pepper with a hint of dark chocholade. The taste is rich and refreshing, with pronounced fruitiness and lively acids.

serving suggestions: Its fresh body best goes with red meat, veal, cheeses and grill. Best to serve is around 16-18 ° C.

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Product category: Slovenia

ICE WINE – LEDENI ZAJC Prestige 2010

classification: Sweet white wine, sustainable farming

varietals: 100% welsch riesling

appellation: Dolenjska, south-east wine region Posavje, Slovenia

vine training: Double Guyot, dry farming density and yield: 4000 vines/ha; 1,5 kg/vine

annual production: 300 bottles

analytical data: 8,8 % Alc., 9,99 g/L total acidity; lower SO2 content as defined for very sweet white wine

climate: Continental, with dry and hot summers, and mild snowy winters

terrain: Hilly vineyards, 333 m. asl

soil: A diverse geological soil composition, consisting mainly limestone and dolomite. The vineyards spread out over the finest wine-growing sites on the hill slopes over river Sava in south east Slovenia.

spraying: Enviromental friendly. Minimum as needed, only with substances approved for sustainable farming.

harvest notes: The grapes had the opportunity to rippen till the end of january. Manual harvest took place in the coldest time of the day at 6. In the morning at 21°C, covered with snow.

fermentation: Pressing startet immedatly, after a day of pressing was fermentation started with autochthonous yeast. Fermenton took place for 6 weeks with controled temperature.

bottling and ageing: Matured in stainless steel. Bottled right before release.

tasting notes: Distinctive apricote and flower honey aroma. The taste is rich and still refreshing, with pronounced sweetness.

serving suggestions: Best combination with sweet deserts, properly cooled, preferably between 8 and 10 ° C.

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About us

Company details

The roots of Zajc Family Winery since 1858
The roots of today’s cellar originate in the wine tradition of the peasant families Zajc, from Veliki Obrež, and Curhalek, from Mostec near Dobova in SE Slovenia. Thus they go back to the second half of 19th century. After the marriage of Ivana Curhalek and Božidar Zajc the business was gradually taken over by the Zajc family. Since 1990 it has been run by the family company Sporti d.o.o., which immediately after being established invested in the renovation and enlargement of vineyards, outbuildings, up-to-date equipment and the expansion of the suppliers’ network.

The greatest technological jump took place in 2007, when a modern wine centre was built with the help of European and domestic funds at the address Arto 13 at Impoljca near Sevnica. The centre has a capacity of one million litres of wine per year. Since its  establishment, the company has been continually growing. It employs ten people, who have managed to integrate the vineyard owners in Dolenjska region. Its aim is to successfully cater for demanding wine-drinkers in Slovenia and abroad.
Today, the Zajc cellar is regarded as a quality producer and outstanding grower of the Dolenjska region wines, with a special emphasis on premium quality Cviček, Blaufrankisch, Muscat, Rosé and many other wines under its own trademark – Zajc.

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