Blažič Belo (white label) consists of rebula, malvasia and sauvignon. It is a vibrant, golden yellow colour with an aroma that is a blend of lemon zest, ripe vineyard peach, delicate herbs and wild flowers. On the palate, it impresses with elegant freshness, ripe fruitiness (citrus, ripe vineyard peach, yellow apple), a salty minerality and a nice, long aftertaste. A phenomenal white wine from Brisk, which is now in full condition and will continue to be for at least a few years.
The Blažič homestead boasts one of the longest traditions of continuity of the same family in Brda. Borut's great-grandson Peter bought the farm in 1890 with the intention of growing wine and fruit. Today, the farm is home to three generations who are faithfully carrying on the family tradition. The Blažič family first bottled their wines in 1993. They cultivate nine hectares of vineyards located on the Slovenian and Italian sides of Brda, in Plešivem, Medana and Biljana. Mostly white varieties are grown, of which Ribolla and Sauvignonasses are particularly well known. Of the reds, some Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon are produced.
Vineyards and winery
All vineyard operations are subject to a nature-friendly approach and the philosophy that the cellar is an extension of the vineyard, not the other way around. Since recently, they are also an officially certified organic farm. The excellent location, the rich mineral structure of the soil and the non-invasive approach, together with the relatively high vine vigour (up to 50 years), ensure wines of strong character, with a clear reflection of the individual varieties. The fact is that the winegrower is part of the terroir, and in Blažič's wines this mark is more than evident. In the most positive sense, of course.
Most of the work in the vineyards is done by hand. The same goes for the harvest, where rigorous selection is carried out in the vineyards. In the cellar, which Borut sees as "just" a continuation of the vineyard, the processes and interventions are as minimalist as possible.