The family estate of Domaine Slapšak lies in the lush green hills of the Slovenian region of Dolenjska. Wine has been a family affair for a long time. When the head of the family, Martin, returned to his native Telče in 1988, he continued a winemaking tradition that had been nurtured by his father, grandfather, and great-grandfather before him. Martin and his wife Tanja added new vineyards and built a new wine cellar. Their vision was to make wines that would be special, different from others in the region.
This idea really took off when Martin and Tanja’s daughter Urška brought a new member into the family. Urška’s partner François Botton is a winemaker and expert in the production of sparkling wines according to the traditional method. He also hails from the Champagne region in France. After his studies at the University of Reims, he worked for different prestigious Champagne houses, such as Roederer. He continues to consult winemakers around the world on the traditional method of sparkling wine production.
The Brut Réserve is a Slovenian sparkling wine produced with the greatest respect for the traditional Champagne method. The expertise of our French winemaker, who has worked in major Champagne houses, let us develop a unique wine style in Slovenia with the use of reserve wine.
Made from grape varietals Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Žametna črnina (an endemic Slovenian varietal), Brut Réserve sparkling wine reveals year after year the subtle identity of our terroir Dolenjska. But most importantly, Brut Réserve is a wine that perfectly combines power, finesse, and elegance, which are the cornerstones of our house style.
Grape variety: Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, and Žametna črnina
Stile of Wine: Sparkling wine
Wine color: White
Level of sugar: Brut
Alcohol level: 12,00 %
Serving temperature: 6 - 8°C