Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Merljaki 2016


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2016

Variety:

100% Pinot noir


Wineyard:

Partner farm:
Pavlica – vineyard Renče / Merljaki, 4000 vines


Soil:

marl


Wine Yield:

40 hL/ha


Harvesting:

hand-picked


Bottling:

New Year's Eve 2017


Production:

2100 bottles / 175 cases


Alcohol:

13.5 vol. %


Sugar:

1.8 g/L


Acid:

5.4 g/L


PH:

3.43


Recomended serving temperature

15-17°C


Wine Technology:

All the vines are very low yielded. Grapes very well matured.
Before maceration a part of the must is taken away to concentrate colour and tannins. 10 days of maceration in stainless steel tank. The wine is aged for 14 months in Slavonian and French oak barrique barrels. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 6 months of active batonaging.


Wine Description:

Excitingly elegant. Elegant for 5 years.
Red wine of matured red fruit aromas (cherry, sour cherry, bramble), dry plums. Smoky and with hints of soil on the palate and nose.
The wine is matured, elegant, drinkable now but also suitable for aging 4 – 6 years.


Food and Wine

Recommended to all kind of red meat, venison and spicy dishes. Suitable for consuming unaccompanied by food in calmer evening gatherings.


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.