Vipava Valley, Primorska
15 - 17° C
Excitingly robust. Elegant after 3 – 5 years.
Matured, typical of longer maturation. Red wine of matured aromas of ripe forest fruit, dry plums and jam. Smoky and with hits of soil on the palate and nose.
The wine is matured, drinkable now but also suitable for some aging 6 – 10 years.
All the vines are very low yielded. Grapes are rich, very well matured, part of yield already slightly dried out.
Before maceration a part of the must is taken away to concentrate colour and tannins. 10 – 12 days of maceration in stainless steel tank. The wine is aged for 16 months in Slavonian and French Louis Latour oak barrique barrels. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 6 months of active batonaging.
FOOD AND WINE: Because of its richness recommended to all kinds of red meat, venison and spicy dishes.
WEATHER CHARACTERISTICS OF VINTAGES: Late spring, budding only at the beginning of April. Blooming finished late – at the end of June. Summer temperatures favourable, without extremes, up to 32 C, uniform distribution of rainfall with a dry period at the beginning of August. Dry and slightly windy September prolongs to October. Early varieties harvested in the first week of September, harvest finish 10 October.