Grapes for the production of “Zigante wines” are cultivated on the rolling hills of FRASCO (underneath the village of Kostanjica) facing the Mirna river. This depend rich white soil combined with abundant sunshine of these hills give high quality grapes. Special attention is paid to vineyard cultivation and protection as well as vine load and grape thinning to obtain technologically mature high quality grapes.
The Zigante family pays special attention not only to its vineyard but also to wine processing, nurturing and finalisation. The cellar is technologically equipped for both the production of young and fresh as well as mature and aged wines. The production and bottling procedure of young fresh wines must be particularly emphasised in view of their storage in the inert gas atmosphere during the overall processing and finalisation. The bottling process itself is carried out in hyper-reductive conditions (oxygen free wine). On one side, it facilitates wine bottling with lower SO2, while on the other, it prolongs the durability and freshness of white wines.
San Stefano Riserva
S. Stefano wine is produced by blending Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. This lighter and elegant red wine is the result of a shorter maceration process of some 8 to 10 days and a lower maceration temperature not exceeding 24 °C. Some of it shortly ages in wood, and the remaining part in inox barrels.
It has a nice light ruby red colour. Its scent is pleasant and long-lasting, typically fruity, with prevailing black fruits – raspberry, blueberry, and red current as well as a light vanilla undertone.
Grape variety: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot
Stile of Wine: Still wine
Wine color: Red
Level of sugar: Dry
Alcohol level: 13,00 %
Serving temperature: 16 - 18°C