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Decoration Ribolla Opoka 2020

Ribolla Opoka 2020

Medana Jama 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

53,90 €

314,40 €

Quantity


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01: Wine characteristics and description

This is a glorious, complex wine that brings two worlds together – tradition and modernity. 67-year-old vines at 200 to 250 m on the region’s special opoka soil provided the fantastic, concentrated grapes for this wine. It was fermented for 16 days with skins in concrete eggs (made with stones from the vineyard), and has amazing aromatic expression of orange blossom, spice, wild herbs, and peach fruit. The palate is intense and sapid, very pure and bright, with ripe peach notes, orange zest and a touch of spice, underscored by a mineral core and superfine tannins. A wine with a long life ahead of it too.

Tasting notes by Caroline Gilby, MW

Zemljevid Medana Jama Cru4x
  • Sort:

    100% Rebula (Ribolla Gialla)

  • Wine-growing region:

    Brda - Slovenia

  • Vineyards:

    Medana Jama Cru

  • Vineyards age:

    68 years

  • Vineyards altitude:

    200-250 meters

  • Vineyards position:

    north-west

  • Ground structure:

    marl and sandstone (opoka)

  • Harvest:

    hand-picked, selected grapes, in the beginning of October

Awards

  96 pts  

Caroline Gilby, MW, Decanter magazine

Vintage 2020

  110 /100  

Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2019

  96 pts  

Caroline Gilby, MW Decanter magazine

Vintage 2019

  97 pts  

Luka Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2019

  94 pts  

James Suckling

Vintage 2018

  96 pts  

Caroline Gilby, MW, Decanter magazine

Vintage 2018

  99 pts  

Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2016

  1st  

150 migliori Vini Del Mondo
by Luca Gardini, La Gazzetta dello Sport

Vintage 2016

  95 pts  

James Suckling

Vintage 2015

  98 pts  

Luca Gardini, Wine Killer

Vintage 2014

  94 pts  

James Suckling

Vintage 2014

2018

2018

2019

2019

2020

2020

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.

The growing season in Brda began with mild and dry winter weather. Spring was somewhat cooler, leading to a slightly delayed start of the growing season compared to previous years. Flowering began around June 1st. The cooler temperatures, along with frequent rainfall during late spring and early summer, caused the vines to progress more slowly, but the development was uninterrupted. The summer of 2020 was lovely, characterized by sunny and warm weather, without any concerning heat waves and occasional rain showers that ensured optimal cluster growth and development. Gradual grape ripening took place in excellent conditions, with the right balance of sunlight and occasional rainfall. The harvest began in September and went exceptionally well. As a result, we expect an exceptionally high-quality vintage for both white and red wines.

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