• Movia, is a family-owned winery that dates back to 1820. • The current generation of Movia is led by winemaker Aleš Kristančič who is as renowned for his passionate embrace of organic and biodynamic farming as he is for his larger-than- life personality and ingenious approach to winemaking. • Movia is a benchmark for Slovenian and Friulian winemaking, a producer who transcends classification. • Located in the village of Ceglo in the heart of the Brda appellation, a stone’s throw from the Italian border. • 22 hectares (55 acres) divided among 18 vineyards, located on both the Slovenian and Italian side of the border. • Today, Aleš primarily grows Rebula, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir — all without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. • The wines of Movia are made with the greatest respect for nature, with minimal intervention and no filtration. • Soil composition: mostly Brda marl and opoca soil. • Elevation: 150 – 400 m a.s.l. (490 – 1300 feet) grown on around 35 years old vines in guyot system. • The vicinity of Alpine peaks provides just the right amounts of cool air for higher levels of acidity and aromatic substances to develop in the grapes compared to other Mediterranean regions. • Aleš son and daughter are poised to carry on his legacy, allowing the winery to envision a bright future.
The wines of Aleš Kristančič of Movia are renowned for their purity of fruit, nuanced flavors, and their terroir expression. From his zero-sulfur Lunar to his undisgorged classic method sparkling wine Puro, his labels are stars of the natural wine world and benchmarks for Slovenian and Friulian winemaking.
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