Krasno Orange is an orange wine that our oenologist Darinko Ribolica prepared from three varieties typical of the Brda region – Ribolla Gialla, Malvasia, and Sauvignonasse. The wine took one year to macerate. Each variety was macerated separately, Ribolla Gialla in oak barrels and Malvasia and Sauvignonase in stainless steel barrels. Compared to our white wines, Krasno Orange is a richer and more complex wine with more structure. It has a different aromatic profile and more tannins, which is why its shelf life is very long. It can be aged from 5 to 10 years, and we expect it to become softer and more harmonious with time. We recommend you pair it with food with stronger flavours, such as spiced chicken or grilled spicy vegetables.
Orange wines in Slovenia
Slovene winemakers are considered as modern pioneers in the development of the fourth wine color – orange. In fact, several Slovene orange wines are among the best in the world. Orange wines are produced all over Slovenia and by some of the most internationally recognized Slovene winemakers.
Krasno Orange was produced according to the principles of sustainable production. At Klet Brda Winery, we are aware that there are no vineyards without nature, and no future without vineyards. By cultivating the land in a professional and responsible manner, our winegrowing families have reached a sustainable harmony with nature and ensured their stable future.
Our vineyards are under a careful supervision of two agronomists, who advise our winegrowing families on the best sustainable production practices. We pay special attention to the preparation of the land and the selection of suitable varieties for individual locations to minimise the need for vine protection treatments. Striving to preserve species diversity, we provide shelter for wild animals, birds, and insects by implementing permanent greening and maintaining the hedges between vineyards.
A bee sign was chosen to symbolise our commitment to sustainable production, as the presence of bees in our vineyards reflects their ecological balance and biodiversity. Furthermore, bees play a key role in pollination – the most important ecosystem function, without which cultivation of food would be impossible. You can read more about sustainable production at Klet Brda here.
Slovenia Green Attraction
Klet Brda is the first winery in the world to receive the international Green Key. Awarded to us in 2019, this certificate allowed us to take part in the national programme and certification system Green Scheme of Slovenian tourism and become the first recipient of the Slovenia Green Attraction certificate.
The Green Key is the leading standard for excellence in the field of environmental responsibility and sustainable operation within the tourism industry. This prestigious eco certificate represents our commitment to comply at our certified premises with the strict standards of the Foundation for Environmental Education (FEE). The Green Key stands for an establishment’s promise to its guests that by opting to stay with such an establishment, they are helping to make a difference on an environmental and sustainability level. The high environmental standards expected of these establishments are maintained through rigorous documentation and frequent audits.
As holders of the Slovenia Green Attraction certificate, we work for sustainable development of tourism, which ensures conservation of nature, culture, and local community and brings profit to all participating parties. Naturally produced wines place Slovenia among the top countries in the world.