Winegrowing region Posavje

Winegrowing region Posavje (4328 ha) is situated in Slovenia’s south-east and is divided in three districts:  

-           Dolenjska – 2456 ha

-           Bizeljsko-Sremiè – 1264 ha

-           Bela krajina – 608 ha

Geography: low hillsides are covered in many places with narrow valleys and extremely steep hillsides, on which even vines help to prevent erosion.   

Soil: The ground is primarily composed of marls and sandstones with limestone binding substances. In the majority of the Cvièek producing areas limestone and dolomites prevail.    

Climate and weather: annual rainfall is between 1070 and 1200 mm with characteristics of the continental and influences of the colder pre-Alpine climate. 

Main varieties: Žametovka (Kölner Blauer), Renski Rizling (Riesling), Modra Frankinja (Blaufränkisch), Kraljevina and others.

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