JNK

JNK

Sempas, Slovenia 
Boleslav & Kristina Mervic 
3.5ha. under vine 
10,000 bottles produced per year 
Organic viticulture 

Ivan Mervic, locally nicknamed ‘Jnk’ (pronounced Y-uh-nk), began planting terraced vineyards in the amphitheatre-like valley of Sempas, situated perfectly between sea and mountains, in the 1890s. Steep-slope minerality, long skin maceration (5 to 14 days for the whites, 40 days for the reds) and extended barrel ageing (1 to 2 years) are recurring themes in the family’s wines, who are now in their 4th generation of winemaking. The wines are aged in bottle at the winery until Boleslav and Kristina deem them ready for release. The wines below are the current vintage releases.