Pinot noir Estate 2017
Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
100% Pinot noir
Potoče (0.8 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.), 5400 vines/ha, plant age 18 years,
Pliska (1 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.), 6000 vines/ha, plant age 6 years,
single guyot training system.
4000 bottles / 330 cases
14.0 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
The wine is a combination of two vineyards of two different positions and ages. 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 (10 – 20 %) is taken away to concentrate colour and tannins. 10 – 12 days of maceration (10 % of whole bunches) in stainless steel tank. The wine is aged for 14 months in Slavonian and French Louis Latour oak barrique barrels. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 6 months of active batonaging.
Excitingly fruity varietal, robust. Elegant after 2 – 3 years.
Matured, typical of longer maturation. Red wine of matured aromas of ripe red fruit ( blackberry, elderberry, ripe marschino cherry). Smoky and with hits of soil on the palate and nose.
The wine is matured, drinkable now but also suitable for 6 – 10 years of ageing.
Food and Wine
Because of its richness recommended to all kinds of red meat, venison and spicy dishes.
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.