Wine Selection of the Mursa Wine Brand
— The synergy of respect for the tradition of past generations, knowledge, natural processing of grapes and the preservation of natural harmony of taste and aroma.
Štajerska Region of Slovenia
THE HOME OF EXCELLENT SLOVENIAN WINES
The wine-growing district of the Štajerska Region is the largest in Slovenia, with the Ljutomer-Ormož Hills in Prlekija being its north-eastern part. This is the land of hundreds of terraced hills, wind-rattles (klopotec), thermal springs and spas, and rich cuisine, as well as cultural, natural and ethnological heritage. It represents the centre of the Slovenian wine-growing tradition dating back to the 4th century bc.
During the Crusades, knights named the place after their homeland – Jerusalem – due to excellent wines and hospitality of the locals. The wishing bell in the Our Lady of Sorrows church reminds us of them.
The Ljutomer-Ormož Hills captivate with their idyllic landscape. You rarely see the beauty and friendliness of nature so well combined with the kindness and hospitality of people as in the Ljutomer-Ormož district. This vibrant land has given its character to the local people.
WHAT IS THE SPECIAL FEATURE OF WINES OF THIS SMALL WINE-GROWING AREA, FROM WHICH IN MEASURED QUANTITIES THE BOTTLES ROAMED TO EUROPEAN COURTS IN THE PAST CENTURIES?
The most favourable climatic conditions with more than 200 days of sunshine a year, cold nights and soil rich in minerals of the once Pannonian Sea, which curved around the current wine-growing hills as islands and deposited fertile, mineral-rich layer of soil – a mixture of sand and clay perfect for viticulture.
All the vineyards are on steep slopes, covered with grass, which prevents soil erosion and facilitates vine cultivation.
There are many grape varieties growing on this soil and thriving in the favourable climate. Due to the favourable warm and dry Pannonian climate, in addition to excellent harmonious dry and semi-dry wines and varieties, the land also offers premium semi-sweet and sweet wines of special qualities, such as late harvest, selection, grape selection, ice wine and dry grape selection (different levels of natural sugar content).
Rebirth of a renowned wine family
THE MARO WINE CELLAR IS LOCATED IN SLOVENIA, IN THE WINE-GROWING DISTRICT OF THE ŠTAJERSKA REGION, MORE PRECISELY IN THE LJUTOMER-ORMOŽ HILLS, FAMOUS FOR THEIR THOUSANDS OF YEARS OLD TRADITION OF WINE-MAKING AND IDEAL CONDITIONS FOR PRODUCING PREMIUM WINES.
Vineyards cover the most beautiful positions of the Ljutomer-Ormož Hills: Strezetina and Nunska graba, near the famous Jeruzalem, and are considered to be in the top 3% of the best vineyard locations in the world. Hand-picked grapes provide the highest quality basis for producing excellent wines.
Pinot Blanc, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Yellow Muscat, and a local variety called Furmint grow in these marvellous and fertile vineyards.
The MARO Wine Cellar represents the tradition of renowned winemaking family from the 17th century, Mursa.
Descendant of the family, MAša Samec continues the tradition of winemaking while respecting the natural features of excellent vineyard positions, preserving original characteristics of the grape varieties and taking good care of the wine through the process of maturation in the wine cellar.
MURSA is the brand of the MARO Wine Cellar, and its selection offers high quality and premium wines The wines are extremely aromatic, which is reflected in the luxury of fruit, floral and plant aromas in individual wines. In terms of taste, the wines are vibrant due to refreshing acids, enriched with an appropriate alcoholic strength, full-bodied and rich in extracts, harmonious and pleasantly drinkable.
The luxury of fruity, floral and herbal scents
Mursa is a brand of the MARO winery, which offers high-quality and premium wines as well as wines of special quality in its selection. The wines are extremely aromatic, which in individual wines is expressed in the luxury of fruit, flower and plant aromas. In taste, the wines are lively due to the refreshing acidity, enriched with an appropriate alcohol content, full and rich in extract, harmonious and pleasant to drink.
nurtured with love and
tradition of our ancestors.
The Rich Tradition of the Mursa Wine-Making Family
THE FIRST WRITTEN RECORDS OF THE MURSA FAMILY DATE BACK TO 1609. THEIR WINE-GROWING AND WINE-MAKING OPERATIONS ARE DOCUMENTED IN THE ‘GORNIŠKI REGISTER KRIŽNIŠKE KOMENDE VELIKA NEDELJA’ REGISTER FROM 1613.
The Mursa family tree reflects a creative image of individuals through the centuries who in one way or another contributed to the development of society, its economic, political and cultural life.
A notable figure is Josip Mursa who left his mark as an excellent businessman in the 19th century. His role model was his widowed mother Marija, a very enterprising and determined woman. She managed the estate and vineyards and exhibited her wines at the world wine exhibition in Vienna, Austria in 1873.
In 1889, Josip Mursa established the first factory of cement products and mosaic tiles in the then Yugoslavia, and protected his innovation of a waterproof concrete roofing tile at the patent office in Vienna, Austria. At the same time, he successfully managed his 150 ha large estate where he was a pillar of society through his innovative spirit. Thirty-five hectares of land were vineyards at selected positions and numerous wine cellars with innovative wine-making technology. Josip Mursa bottled his wine and sparkling wine varieties in the first half of the 20th century and exported them to Hungary and Austria. His wines were awarded in exhibitions and quality assessment events.
Maša Samec has taken over the heritage of her grandfather, the architect Dušan Samec, a grandson of Josip Mursa, with great respect and responsibility. The synergy of respect for the tradition of past generations, knowledge, natural processing of grapes and the preservation of natural harmony of taste and aroma is presented in the wine brand — Mursa.