Erzetič Winery

The Erzetič family homestead in Visnjevik has been called Martin's (pre Martinovih) since 1725, when its first owner, Martin, planted the estate. Their homestead and vineyard are just over the northeast Italian border. The viticulture tradition and love for wine were passed down from one generation to another. Today, Aleksij Erzetič blends traditions from his father, Anton, with modern practices resulting in exceptional wines that have traditional elements with a new world taste. Their amphora wines leverage an ancient technique from the original developers of wine in the country of Georgia. Later this technique was used by all the ancient cultures, including the ancient Greeks and the Romans. After the wine has fermented in barrels, it is aged in immense 7 foot clay vessels that are stored in the earth of the cellar floor that keeps the wine at a constant temperature. The vessels are capped with wood and sealed. This method allows aging without influence from the oak barrels so the true terroir is revealed in the wine. The clay is less penetrable and the inflences on the wine are a brilliant gold-copper tint and nominal minerality.

The family is loyal to the land of Brda and tries to capture its charm and liveliness in their wines. Their wines have won a large collection of medals throughout European Competitions. Most notably is the Decanter World Wine Awards.

The Erzetič family owns six hectares of vineyards around Visnjevik and also cultivates some leased sites in the area. Some of their vineyards are among the highest in Brda, around 450 meters (1112 ft.) above sea level. These are rather windy sites that keeps the yield low and produces aromatic wines.

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Damski Rosé 2013

Damski Rosé 2013

Bestseller! Lovely dry, Tavel like Rosé. Wine: Damski Rosé 2013 – Winemaker's best seller! Style: Dry Winery: Erzetič – Decanter award...
Rdece Amfora 2008 - Gold Medal Winner

Rdece Amfora 2008 - Gold Medal Winner

This is a BIG Red! Amphora style with nice fruit and round tannins. Wine: Rdece Amfora 2008 Notoriety: Gold Medal at Sunset International Competition...
Cabernet Sauvignon Amphora 2009

Cabernet Sauvignon Amphora 2009

Beautiful elegant bottle in the shape of an ancient amphora. This is a world class Cabernet made by a Decanter Award Winning Winemaker. Makes a...