Merlot Opoka

2006

Opoka Merlot 2013 L

Wine description

The merlot variety was brought to Brda from Bordeaux. It has a velvety ruby red color. The aroma of mature plums and dark berries gradually develops into the warmth of jams, leather aromas and tobacco. The first impression is sweet. Its taste is soft, rich. A strong structure, with a nice freshnes. Besides a long harmonious development, the wine possesses a long sunset.

With food

It's a great Merlot that can be served with dishes of modern high cuisine as well as with the traditional ones. It goes well with a wide variety of meat dishes like venison and all kinds of red meat (grilled, dry meat). This wine is excellent with matured, slightly spiced sheep milk cheeses.

Aging

Stored correctly, this wine can be aged fifteen years and even more.

    • Grape type:

      merlot 100% cultivated with natural methods with respect for the natural cycle of the vine
    • Region:

      Brda-Slovenija, Collio-Italija
    • Vineyards:

      Rusic, Plesivo
    • Vineyards age:

      20–42 years
    • Vineyards altitude:

      150-250 m
    • Vineyards exposure:

      south-west/south-east
    • Soil type:

      marl (opoka)
    • Harvest:

      hand-picked grapes; selection in our oldest vineyards (42 years); packed in 15kg cases in the end of September and at the beginning of October
    • Vinification:

      The grapes are carefully picked when fully mature; 28 days of maceration in contact with the skins in stainless steel tanks.

    • Maturation:

      45 months in oak barrels of 225l. Bottled with the waning moon, with no filtration forty-two months after harvest, with very low levels of SO2.
    • Maturation in bottle:

      at least 6 months
    • Alcohol:

      14,5% vol
    • Total acidity:

      5,7 g/l
    • Bottle:

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

      Bottled with the waning moon, with no filtration forty-two months after harvest. In September 2010 - 3.333 bottles 0,75l, 105 bottles 1,5l, 60 bottles 3l, 10 bottles 6l
    • Serving temperature:

      18-20°C
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Opoka Cru

They win us over with their harmony, which reflects in exceptional consistency between the rich body, sophisticated elegance and minerality.

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