Teodor Rosso Cru Selection

2005

Teodor Rosso L

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:

      Collio – Italy, Brda – Slovenia
    • Vineyards:

      Rusic, Plešivo
    • Vineyards age:

      20-42 years
    • Vineyards altitude:

      150-250 metres 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:

      separation of grapes according to different varieties – merlot: 28 days of maceration in contact with the skins in stainless steel tanks; cabernet sauvignon: 15-20 days of maceration in contact with the skins in stainless steel tanks; during this period, the delestage technique continues; temperature of fermentation 28°C/32°C

    • Maturation:

      separated according to different varieties; 40-42 months in French oak barrels of 225l. The wine is wisely blended before bottling.
    • Maturation in bottle:

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol:

      13,5% vol
    • Total acidity:

      5,8 g/l
    • Bottle:

      0,75 l, 1,5l , 3 l, 6 l
    • Bottling:

      6.600 bottles 0,75 l, 340 bottles 1,5 l, 50 bottles 3 l and 10 bottles 6 l in April 2009, no cleaning or filtration
    • Serving temperature:

      18-20°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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