Ribolla Cru Selection

2011

Ribolla Cru 16 L

Wine description

Yellow, straw-coloured, with a shade of gold. A complex bouquet, with a fragrant hint of ripe citrus, dried fruit, cedar, buttered toast. Its softness and warmth are pleasantly combined with the chewy structure of a red wine. Long-lasting aftertaste. Mineral and very drinkable wine.

With food

Meat or soup as starters; main dishes with truffles; grilled fish; poultry; and cooked meats.

Aging

Suitable for drinking, with an excellent ageing potential, at least ten years.

    • Grape type:

      ribolla
    • Region:

      Brda – Slovenia
    • Vineyards:

      Medana, Breg
    • Vineyards age:

      54-61 years
    • Vineyards altitude:

      200-250 metres above sea level
    • Vineyards exposure:

      north-west
    • Soil type:

      marl, slate and sandstone (opoka)
    • Harvest:

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

      fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) in 3,000l conical oak barrels (tino); the selected yeast is not augmented; after 6 months the wine is separated from grape skins

    • Maturation:

      18 months in 500l oak barrels (tono)
    • Maturation in bottle:

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol:

      13,5% vol
    • Total acidity:

      5,3 g/l
    • Bottle:

      0,75 l
    • Bottling:

      3.333 bottles in August 2013
    • Serving temperature:

      15°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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