Welcome to our Saturday Special of On The Road Special Edition hosted by Stevie Kim. Today she is interviewing Kristian Keber of the Kristian Keber family winery in Brda, Slovenia
More about today’s guest:
Kristian Keber’s parents’ house, Edi Keber, has a history of 350 years and is a prestigious winery that started bottling in 1957. He inherited an old vineyard from his grandfather Roman and he decided to realize his dream in the Goriška Brda Region. The cultivated grapes are the natives: Ribolla Gialla, Tocai Friulano and Malvasia Istriana. Of course, he followed the idea Wine-Terroir and therefore the name of the wine is Brda, which is the Slovenian translation of Collio. The slopes are covered with terraced vineyards and the soil is called Ponca or Opoka. He has always loved macerated wines with spontaneous fermentation, and he has been experimenting this method for years, now, Brda is the realization of it. He bottles only one type of wine named “BRDA”which expresses the land of Brda.
The harvest is manual, the grapes macerate and ferment in concrete tanks, without temperature control and without the addition of selected yeasts. The maceration (grapes with stalk) lasted 5 months. After the pressing, the wine ages in oak barrels for 2 years, the natural sedimentation is achieved, and the wine is bottled without being filtered.
More about the host Stevie Kim:
Stevie hosts Clubhouse sessions each week (visit Italian Wine Club & Wine Business on Clubhouse), these recorded sessions are then released on the podcast to immortalize them! She often also joins Professor Scienza in his shows to lend a hand keeping our Professor in check! You can also find her taking a hit for the team when she goes “On the Road”, all over the Italian countryside, visiting wineries and interviewing producers, enjoying their best food and wine – all in the name of bringing us great Pods!
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