Wines

Keltis wines attest to the artisan’s approach in the vineyard and the cellar, they express their terroir, and contain minimum quantities of sulfites. A big share of our wines is unfiltered and that is why our wines carry inside them life and the potential for further development. Marl, which is the main rock of our terroir, provides our wine with minerality, especially felt in the macerated wines.

As dictated by our philosophy, our work with wines is done at the time of the full moon, when the wine is at its peak and can fully express its potential. Since we only follow its development and do not monitor it artificially, the wine arrives on the market when it is ready and thus every vintage shows its character in its own moment.

Classical line

Younger vineyards and average vintages compose our classical line. Fresh wines matured in inox barrels are found here. They carry inside them the primary aromatics and are not suitable for prolonged ageing.

Sparkling wines

Sparkling wines from the Keltis wine cellar are made according to the classical method and without added liquors. They rest on yeasts for a minimum period of 2 years, while the fermentation happens within bottles. Varieties: chardonnay, Pinot noir, and rumeni plavec.

Macerated wines

Our orange wine and wines macerated on berries rest from a few days to up to 8 months. Autochthonous yeasts are at work, there is no temperature control and no oenological additions and treatments.

Mario Extrême

Mario Extrême is our specialty; it is a macerated sparkling wine which is the upgrade of gentle macerations.

Tawny

Our liquer wine (a merlot and cabernet sauvignon cuvée) is created by adding home-made pomace brandy. It matures in barrels for at least 5 years.

Vineyards

Vineyards of the Keltis wine cellar encompass 5 hectares of land and stretch over the south and south-western positions as well as northern slopes of the Bizeljsko area. Western winds blowing from neighboring Orlica take care of the ventilation and are our natural ally in the fight against diseases. Soil composition includes marl, sandstone with quartz binder, clay, Lithuanian limestone, and limestone with the application of chert.
Vine varieties: autochthonous rumeni plavec (used in sparkling wines because it gives the wine freshness and character), cabernet sauvignon, chardonnay, merlot, Pinot noir, ottonel muscat, Riesling, yellow muscat, pinot gris, and traminer.

Cellar

The new cellar was built in 2007 which provided the basic conditions for the production of high-quality wines. It reaches 3 meters beneath the surface where wines can mature at a constant temperature and in a natural climate for 20 and more years. Annually, we bottle about 20,000 bottles.
For fresh wines we use inox barrels, while for the maturing French barrique barrels and barrels made from oak and cherrywood trees from our estate are used.