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Decoration Pinot Noir Opoka 2019

Pinot Noir Opoka 2019

Breg Cru

Reveals the finest wine that reflects the unique character of the micro-terroir found in Opoka soil.

Volume

0,75 L

0,75 L X 6

Price

50,90 €

293,40 €

Quantity


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01: Wine characteristics and description

Produced from selected fruit from 45-year-old, east-facing vines, giving a translucent ruby-red wine. It shows real finesse on the nose, with complexity at the same time. Red berry, fine vanilla, smoky Darjeeling tea leaves, and wild raspberry notes are showcased on the nose. To taste, there is lovely fruit, with juicy raspberry and morello notes, focussed acidity and a silken texture to the tannins. Marjan’s most elegant Pinot Noir yet.

Tasting notes by CAROLINE GILBY, MW

Zemljevid Breg Cru4x
  • Sort:

    100% Pinot Noir

  • Wine-growing region:

    Brda - Slovenia

  • Vineyards:

    Breg Cru

  • Vineyards age:

    23-46 years

  • Vineyards altitude:

    150-200 meters

  • Vineyards position:

    east

  • Ground structure:

    marl, slate and sandstone (opoka)

  • Harvest:

    hand-harvested, bunches carefully selected - in the middle of September

Awards

  95 pts  

by James Suckling

Vintage 2019

  96 pts  

by Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2015

  95 pts  

by James Suckling

Vintage 2014

  93 pts  

by Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2014

2018

2018

2019

2019

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.

We experienced a relatively mild winter, providing a favorable start to the new growing season. However, during the flowering of the vines in the last weeks of May, we faced bad weather that lowered the quantities of the 2019 vintage. The hot and very dry summer again contributed to a slightly smaller harvest, but we were pleased with the quality of the grapes. Elevated temperatures in July and August enabled normal berry development, ensuring excellent phenolic maturity. Harvesting occurred through multiple rounds as we carefully sought optimal characteristics for each grape variety.

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