PINOT NOIR

PINOT NOIR 2016


Wine district:

Vipava Valley, SW SLOVENIA


Vintage:

2016

Variety:

100% Pinot noir


Wineyard:

Tilia estate:
Potoče (1.0 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 15 years, single guyot training system.


Soil:

marl, clay


Wine Yield:

40 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

February 2018


Production:

900 bottles / 75 cases


Alcohol:

15.0 vol. %


Sugar:

1.9 g/L


Acid:

5.5 g/L


PH:

3.50


Recomended serving temperature

14-15°C


Wine Technology:

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. 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.


Wine Description:

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.


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:

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.