GUERILA is a Biodynamic winery in Slovenia.
OWNER Martin Gruzovin (+386 (0)51.660265).
VINEYARDS 9 hectares (22 acres). Southern slopes of Vipavska brda in the Brda sub-region of Primorje, Slovenia. 300-400 metres (984-1,312 feet) above sea level. Flysch (‘ponka’) soil. White wines are made with local grapes but the reds have to come from international grapes as the local red grapes did not survive Communism.
CERTIFICATION 2011 First vintage with full organic certification. 2014 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification.
CASTRA BRUT NATURE Traditional method sparkling white. Zelen, Rebula and Pinela.
CASTRA ROSÉ Traditional method sparkling rosé. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.
PINELA Made with Pinela. Local variety. Small berries, high acidity. 2014 Cool fermented in stainless steel, 6 months on lees, bottled. Crisp, citrus pear drops.1At Millésime Bio 2015. 2017 Spritz lemon peach, clear, refreshing.2Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.
RETRO SELECTION 2016 White blend. 12 months in 1,000-2,000 litre oak. Lovely green-yellow fruit.3Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.
ROMA From Rebula, Zelen, and Pinela. 15 months in America, French and Slovenian oak.
TABU Sauvignon Blanc, Rebula, Zelen. Fermented in tank with heavy less, then racked and finished ferementation in American, Slovenian and french oak.
ZELEN Made with Zelen. Some direct pressing, some skin contact (62 hours). 2014 Lovely, individual, very saline, depth and levity.4At Millésime Bio 2015.2016 Fermented in stainless steel. MLF. Delicate, very salty, good.5Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.
BARBERA SELECTION 2016 Aged in 10-20 hl oak vats. Rich, clear, sappy red, clear, lovely acidity.6Demeter Austria tasting, Vienna 26th February 2018.
CUBA Merlot, Barbera. 16 months in Slovenian and French barrels.
NIKA Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. Made like a Tokaji. Skin contact for several hours. 6m on the lees in tank.