Marjan Simčič Domaine
Marjan Simčič Domaine
Decoration Merlot 2018

Merlot 2018

Cru Selection

Highlights the harmonious marriage of grapes and its microlocation, producing truly unique wines.


0,75 L

0,75 L X 6


29,49 €

168,60 €


Total price:

01: Wine characteristics and description

Merlot can really suit the Alpine-meets-Mediterranean climate of the Brda/Collio hills. Here it shows good depth of ruby colour with pink-purple highlights. There are bramble and red plum aromas with hints of fine vanilla and sandalwood on the nose.  To taste, it’s youthful and lively with fresh, juicy, berry fruit and a touch of cedar in a linear, fresh, understated style. Enjoyable for its fruitiness now but there’s enough structure to age too.

Tasting notes by CAROLINE GILBY, MW

  • Grapes sort:

    100% Merlot

  • Wine-growing region:

    Brda – Slovenia

  • Vineyards:

    Selected vinayards: Malno and Beric

  • Vineyards age:

    21-26 years

  • Vineyards altitude:

    150-250 metres

  • Vineyards position:


  • Ground structure:

    marl, slate and sandstone (opoka)

  • Harvest:

    hand-harvested, end of September


  97 pts  

by Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2016



The 2018 vintage began with a cold winter, maintaining low temperatures into the spring. One of its distinctive features was a late spring characterized by frequent rain showers, followed by almost perfect weather conditions. After the cold first three months, we experienced extremely pleasant and warm weather in April and May, during which our vines developed a strong canopy. The excellent weather conditions continued into June, where we encountered a bit more rain than desired, but fortunately, it didn't pose any problems. As a result, the grapes of both white and red varieties achieved optimal ripeness, and the expectations for the 2018 vintage are ambitious. Harvesting commenced a little earlier, yielding extraordinary quantities without compromising quality. Truly, a great vintage.

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