The sparkling wine cellar
In the year 1853, an unknown journalist of the Slovenian newspaper “Bleiweisove Novice” wrote about the beginnings of the production of Styrian sparkling wine, the first successful Slovenian “champagne” (1852). Later, after 1883, the banker and producer of champagne Clotar Bouvier, continued with the production of sparkling wines for many years. Today, the company Radgonske gorice still faithfully follows this old tradition.
Dom Perignon, a French monk who lived in the 17th century, is credited with the invention of the champagne method. The essence of the classical method is the long lasting in-bottle fermentation and ripening.
The preparations in the champagne cellar of Radgona last at least two years. The basic wine used for Radgona Gold is Chardonnay. Exceptional quality is attained with the original classical “methode champenoise”. This has been repeatedly proved by numerous gold medals and champion titles in Ljubljana. We are very proud of the gold medals in Brussels 1996 and in Bordeaux 1998, as well as of the silver medals in Paris 1997 and London 1998. Champion titles have been obtained at the quality assessments Vinoforum 1997 and 1998, in Gornja Radgona 1997 and 1998, as well as in Split 1998.