Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir 2015


Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina


Vintage:

2015

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 2017


Production:

600 bottles / 50 cases


Alcohol:

14.5 vol. %


Sugar:

2.5 g/L


Acid:

6.5 g/L


PH:

3.55


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:

Early warm spring and budding followed by a strong rainy period in May. A little later blooming finished in the first week of June. Three waves of extreme summer temperatures (38 – 40 C). Rainfalls with summer showers evenly disposed. Shorter period of dry weather at the end of July. Slightly later ripening, in the last days of August the beginning of the harvest of early varieties. A nice September with some low rainfall that did not affect the course of the harvest. End of the harvest on 9 October.