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Wine description

Intensely rich, golden-yellow colour. An elegant fruity wine, with a fragrant hint of dried flowers and buttered toast, combined with a slight note of vanilla. This bland is based on Ribolla, the most traditional grape variety in Brda region - that is why it best reflects the regional terroir. It is quite elegant, rich and creamy, because it is aged in various types of barrels that best suit each individual grape variety. Leaving the wine on the yeast, gives this very mineral wine its character. A long, warm, pleasantly bitter aftertaste is characteristic of a good Ribolla.

With food

Try it with vegetable and poultry (e.g. duck) dishes, or small game; excellent with fish or scampi; risotto or pasta with truffles and medium-aged cheese.

Aging

Excellent ageing potential of fifteen years or more.

    • Grape type

      Ribolla 60%, Pinot Grigio 20% and Sauvignonasse 20%
    • Region

      Collio – Italy, Brda – Slovenia
    • Vineyards

      Medana (Ribolla), Zegla (Sauvignonasse), Rusic (Pinot Grigio)
    • Vineyards age

      31 - 62 years
    • Vineyards altitude

      150 - 250 metres above sea level
    • Vineyards exposure

      south-west / south-east
    • Soil type

      Ribolla: marl, slate and sandstone (opoka); Sauvignonasse and Pinot Grigio: clay
    • Harvest

      hand-harvested, bunches carefully selected, end of September, beginning of October
    • Vinification

      Ribolla: fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) for 6 days in 3,000 Litre conical oak barrels (tino); without selected yeasts. Softly pressed with pneumatic pressure.
      Sauvignonasse and Pinot Grigio: fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) for 2 days in 2,500 Litre stainless steel tanks; without selected yeasts. Softly pressed with pneumatic pressure.

    • Maturation

      separation according to different varieties; Ribolla: 23 months in large oak barrels (tino); Sauvignonasse and Pinot Grigio: 23 months in 500 Litre oak barrels (tono). The wine is blended before bottling.
    • Maturation in bottle

      at least 4 months
    • Alcohol

      13,5 % vol
    • Total acidity

      5,2 g / l
    • Bottle

      0,75 l
    • Bottling

      2.000 bottles 0,75 l in August 2016, without cleaning and filtration
    • Serving temperature

      12 °C - 14 °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.