Vipava Valley, Primorska
14 - 15°C
Excitingly massive. Elegant after 6 years.
Red wine with rich aromas of ripe red fruits, dry plums and jam. On the nose and palate soil and smoke notes present as well as the elegance of aristocratic Louis Latour oak barrel. The wine is slightly tannic with preserved freshness.
It is matured, ready to be enjoyed today but also suitable for aging 5 – 10 years.
All the vines are very low yielded. Very well matured grapes of the selected marl-grown vines.
Before maceration a part of the must is taken away to concentrate the tannins and colour (saigne). 10 days of classic maceration in stainless steel tank. Aged for 16 months in new French oak barrique barrels Louis Latour. Controlled malolactic fermentation, 4 months of active batonaging.
FOOD AND WINE: Recommended to all kinds of red meat, venison and spicy dishes. Best to be enjoyed by itself in good company.
WEATHER CHARACTERISTICS OF VINTAGES: Early spring and budding in March. This is followed by heavy spring frost at the lowest positions in late April. Flowering is completed in May. Optimal conditions for berry development. An alternation of longer sunny and shorter rainy periods follows. A very early onset of ripening is slowed by the longer dry period with extreme temperatures (40 °C) in August. A very long rainy season in September finished by strong burja wind during the last week. Harvesting of early varieties in late August, harvesting of mid-early and late varieties merged into the same term in late September, ending October 1.