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Wine description

Dark velvety red color, still solid and young. The mature and warm bouquet is a combination of several different aromas - dark berries, jams, tobacco and fresh leather. The first impression is sweet. The taste is rich, spicy and fruity: dark berries and plums. It has a strong structure and noticeable freshness. At the end you can recognize notes of dark chocolate, spices and leather. It develops and fades slowly. 

With food

This excellent wine may be combined with dishes of modern haute cuisine as well as with the traditional ones. Serve it with a wide variety of meat dishes – venison and all types of red meat. It also goes great with mature, slightly spiced sheep milk cheese.

Aging

Even today the wine shows a wide variety of scent and an elegant structure of its body. With its maturing in the bottle the wine will only grow on softness and elegance. Therefore we can leave it ageing for fifteen years or longer.

    • Grape type

      Merlot (85 %), Cabernet Sauvignon (15 %)
    • Region

      Brda – Slovenia
    • Vineyards

      Plešivo (Cabernet Sauvignon) and Brič (Merlot)
    • Vineyards age

      26 - 48 years
    • Vineyards altitude

      150 - 250 meters above sea level
    • Vineyards exposure

      south-east / south-west
    • Soil type

      marl, slate and sandstone (opoka)
    • Harvest

      hand-harvested, separation of grapes according to different varieties - merlot at the end of September, beginning of October; cabernet sauvignon in the middle of October
    • Vinification

      Separated according to varieties: Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
      Fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) for 21 days in 5,000 Litre stainless steel tank (fermenter); without selected yeasts. Softly pressed with pneumatic pressure.

    • Maturation

      separated according to different varieties; 48 months in 225 Litre French oak barrels (barrique), up to 30 % new barrels. The wine is blended before bottling.
    • Maturation in bottle

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol

      14,0 % vol
    • Total acidity

      5,0 g / l
    • Bottle

      0,75 l, 1,5 l, 3 l
    • Bottling

      2.664 bottles 0,75 l, 182 bottles 1,5 l, 30 bottles 3 l, without cleaning and filtration. In March 2015.
    • Serving temperature

      18 - 20 °C
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Cru Selections

Cru Selection wines have a very rich colour, an extraordinary beautiful body, which reflects the characteristic mineral note. These non-filtered wines are also extremely persistent.