Marof

is a Slovenian winery created in 2006.

In 1999 Uros Vald began his training in the family business in Maribor. He is now the reference man of this young reality on the border between Slovenia and Hungary. His experience, intuition and tenacity led him to always address new challenges. In 2009 he joined Marof estate as a partner. And so a story, steeped in nature, nobility and dream, where the imprinting of wines is of French influence, begins to be told.

The place is Prekmurje (Oltremura), one of the seven historic provinces within the village Mačkovci, in the Goričko area in Slovenia.

Terroirs:

  • quartz, clay, basalt tufa, phyllite slates, calcareous sandy marl, marine sediments (Breg Cuvée White)
  • flint gravel, silica sand and sandy clay (Sauvignon)
  • marine sediments, basalt tufa, clay-calcareous marl (Sylvaner)
  • volcanic, quartz, clay, basalt tufa, slate, calcareous sandy marl, marine sediments in the Bodonci and Kramarovci crus.
  • sand, quartz gravel, clay (Blaufränkisch)

Grape varieties:
Chardonnay, Riesling Italico, Sauvignon, Silvanec
Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Zweigelt

Age of the vineyards:
from 17 to 45 years

Area:
beyond the river Mura,in the woods, hides a land treasure of noble influence. On the north-eastern border of Slovenia at an altitude of 320-350 m above the sea level, where the variations in temperature are very strong, lie Marof vineyards .

Classification:
ZGP WHITE
ZGP RED

Target:
the main concern of the estate is to produce authentic, unique wines with a character    respecting nature in a patient, daring and skillful way.

Wine descriptions

Evaluation:
typical, precise wines. Great depth

  • Chardonnay: elegance, finesse, cleanliness.
  • Riesling Italico: fruity, good acidity, slightly bitter.
  • Sauvignon: fine and elegant with vegetal aromas.
  • Sylvaner: herbaceous and mineral
  • Blaufränkisch: purity, snappy acidity
  • Merlot: fruit, freshness and softness.
  • Zweigelt: clarity, sourness

Common Notes:
rediscovering the roots of special vineyards enhances the goodness and precision of the wines of this region on the border of the world.

ZGP WHITE

Breg Cuvée White

Vintage 2017

Chardonnay, Riesling Italico, Sauvignon

Soil: quartz, clay, basalt tufa, phyllite slates, calcareous-sandy marl, marine sediments - Age of the vineyards: 17 - 45 years
Spontaneous fermentation with only autochthonous yeasts, four days of skin contact. Ageing on fine lees for 18 months in 500l and 25 hl oak barrels.

Fine and dry, its scent recalls crème brûlée and saffron, toast and ash. Fresh and clean. Well balanced acidity and flavor. Long and precise the sip.

ZGP WHITE

Breg Sauvignon

Vintage 2017

100% Sauvignon

Soil: flint gravel, silica sand and sandy clay – Age of the vineyards: 17-45 years. Spontaneous fermentation with only indigenous yeasts, five days of skin contact. Aged on fine lees for 15 months in of 600 l and 30 hl oak barrels.

Bold and precise with scents of passion fruit, white melon, roasting-terracotta and a note of green gooseberry typical of Sauvignon. Perfectly recognizable in its spicy, full and creamy tones. Elegant and with a long finish.

ZGP WHITE

Breg Zeleni Silvanec

Vintage 2017

100% Sylvaner

soil: marine sediments, basalt tufa,  calcareous -clay marl - Age of the vineyards: 25-45 years
Spontaneous fermentation with only indigenous yeasts, ten days of skin contact. Ageing on fine lees in 25 hl oak barrels for 18 months.

Straw yellow with greenish nuances. Aromas of white peach, passion fruit and pomegranate. Notes of thyme with clear traces of flint. The entrance in the mouth is clean and fresh. Zesty wth high acidity.

ZGP White

Bodonci Sauvignon

Vintage 2017

100% Sauvignon

volcanic soil, quartz, clay, basalt tufa, slate, calcareous -sandy marl, marine sediments.
Age of the vineyards: 45 years

Mineral and taut. Spontaneous fermentation with only indigenous yeast. Dry wine, delicious and with an evidently full and robust structure.

ZGP Red

Breg Cuvée Red

Vintage 2016

Blaufränkisch, Merlot, Zweigelt

soil: quartz sand, clay - Age of the vineyards: 17 - 25 years
30 days of maceration in 50 hl oak barrels. Aged for 24 months in 228 l French oak barrels and 30 hl oak casks.

Intense ruby red. Aromas of blackberry and black cherry, rose and bramble sting, black pepper and licorice. Well structured with juicy and refreshing acidity, the wine denotes a good persistence.

ZGP Red

Mackovci Modra Frankinia Blaufrankish

Vintage 2015

100% Blaufränkisch

soil: sand and stones of quartz, clay
thirty-forty-five days of maceration in 50 hl oak barrels. Aged for 24 months in 30 hl oak casks. An additional 27 months in 25 hl oak barrels.

It shows a limpid violaceous colour. Dry with rustic hints of earthiness. Scents of first fruits such as currants match with notes of blood and iron gradually puffing light aromas of tobacco. It caresses cardamom, truffle and  leather. Mineral, young with a great potential.

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