Pinot Noir Vipava Valley 2018
Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
100% Pinot noir
Pliska (0.2 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.)
5500 vines/ha, average plant age 3 years, single guyot training system.
Pavlica – vineyard Renče / Merljaki, Dornberk
January – June 2018 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)
8800 bottles / 730 cases
13,5 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
The wine of young , new, estate vineyard and partner farm. Well matured grapes. The wine represents a cut of grapes from different positions of Vipava valley.
Before maceration a part of the must is taken away to concentrate the tannins and colour. Two days of cold maceration is followed by 7 days of skin contact fermentation. The wine is aged for 4 months. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 3 months of active batonaging and micro oxidation.
Excitingly fruity. Elegant after 1 year.
Accent on varietal character, presence of aromas of ripe cherries, redcurrant, ripe elderberries, fresh, slightly smoky notes present, on the palate rich minerality. Medium bodied.
The wine is drinkable now but also suitable for aging 2 – 3 years.
Food and Wine
Recommended to cheese, all kinds of white meat, grilled fish, lightly seasoned risottos. Suitable also for drinking without food in diverse gatherings.
Weather Characteristics of Vintages:
Early spring, budding in March. At the end of April strong spring frost follows in the lowest areas. Blooming finished in May. Conditions for the growth of grapes are optimal. Exchange of longer sunny and shorter rainy periods follows. In August a very early beginning of ripening slowed down owing to a longer dry period with extremely high temperatures (40 C). In September follows a very long period of rainy weather, which ends with a strong north-east wind / burja in the last week. Harvest of early varieties in late August, of medium and late varieties together at the same time at the end of September.