Originally founded in 1820, the Movia winery and estate in Brda (Slovenia) had already become one of Europe’s most famous wineries in the years that followed World War II. Its celebrity was bolstered by the fact that its wines were favorites of Marshal Tito who ruled over Slovenia and its neighbor Croatia as part of the Socialist Federal Republic of Yugoslavia until 1980.

Located in the village of Ceglo in the heart of the Brda appellation, literally a stone’s throw from the Italian border, Movia is widely put the Slovenia on the map of the world’s great wine regions in the late 1990s when the interest in wines grown in former Eastern Bloc states began to flourish.

The current generation of Movia is led by winemaker Aleš Kristančič who is as renowned for his passionate embrace of organic and biodynamic farming practices as he is for his larger-than-life personality and ingenious approach to winemaking.

Today, Aleš primarily grows Rebula, Pinot Grigio, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir — all without the use of herbicides, pesticides, or fungicides. The Rebula and Pinot Grigio are generally bottled separately while the Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay are used in blended wines.

How to open Movia PURO sparkling wine? Please follow this link to find the instructions by the the winemakers Aleš & Lan Kristančič.

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For his critically acclaimed classic method sparkling wine Puro, winemaker Aleš Kristančič of Movia uses reserved grape must in the place of refined cane sugar as the sweetener to provoke the second fermentation of the wine. As a result, it’s one of the “purest” expressions of Brda’s terroir.

How to open Movia PURO sparkling wine? Please follow this link to find the instructions by the the winemakers Aleš & Lan Kristančič.

Wines from Movia

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Cabernet Sauvignon Brda Suho Rdeče Kakovostino Vino ZGP

90 Wine Spectator 2015

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Exto Gredič Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

92 Wine Spectator 2018

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Lunar Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

93 Wine Spectator 2014

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Modri Pinot Noir Brda Suho Rdeče Kakovostino Vino ZGP

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Pinot Grigio Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

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Pinot Grigio Ambra Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

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Puro Brda Suho Kakovostino Peneče Vino ZGP

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Puro Rosé Brda Suho Kakovostino Peneče Vino ZGP

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Rebula Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

91 Wine Spectator 2016

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Sauvignon Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

91 Wine Spectator 2017

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Turno Malval Brda Suho Belo Namizno Vino

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Veliko Belo Brda Suho Belo Kakovostino Vino ZGP

92 Wine Spectator 2011

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Veliko Rdeče Brda Suho Rdeče Kakovostino Vino ZGP

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