Pinot Noir Cru Selection

2007

Pinot Noir L

Wine description

Transparent, ruby red colour, approaching a brick-like hue. The bouquet is of cherry liqueur, excellent cask and orange peel. It has the taste of very ripe fruit, especially cherries; a fresh and lovely tartness; pleasantly balanced taste of cask, and a moment later, of peppermint. You are left with a delightfully long aftertaste of cherries.

With food

Combine it with simple red meat dishes or venison. It is excellent with mushroom dishes or with matured mountain cheeses.

Aging

Pinot Noir improves with age. However, it is suitable for drinking at all stages. Ageing potential of up to ten years.

    • Grape type:

      pinot noir
    • Region:

      Collio – Italy, Brda – Slovenia
    • Vineyards:

      Zegla, Breg, Kozlink
    • Vineyards age:

      13-36 years
    • Vineyards altitude:

      150-250 metres above sea level
    • Vineyards exposure:

      south-east/south-west
    • Soil type:

      marl, slate and sandstone
    • Harvest:

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

      fermentation in contact with the skins (maceration) in stainless steel tanks for 14 days - during this period, the delestage technique continues; temperature of fermentation 25°C-30°C

    • Maturation:

      28 months in French oak barrels of 225l
    • Maturation in bottle:

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol:

      13,6% vol
    • Total acidity:

      4,4 g/l
    • Bottle:

      without cleaning and filtration in 0.75l bottles
    • Bottling:

      2.000 bottles 0,75l in January 2010
    • Serving temperature:

      18°C-20°C
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Cru Selection

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.

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