Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
red blend of 70% Merlot and 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Merlot: Plače breg (0.8 ha, altitude 140 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, plant age 10 years, single guyot training system.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Potoče (0.5 ha, altitude 90 m a.s.l.),
5400 vines/ha, plant age 18 – 20 years, single guyot training system.
4300 bottles / 330 cases
14.5 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
All the vines are very low yielded, 20% of them up to 6 clusters per vine. The grapes are very well matured; grape tops removed by seizers in beginning of August (at veraison).
Two days of cold and 8 days of classic maceration. The wine is aged for 16 months in Slavonian and French oak barrique barrels (10% of new barrels). Controlled malolactic fermentation and 3 months of active batonaging.
Ruby color with youthful violet hues. Mature aromas of ripe red fruits (bramble, raspberry, sour cherry), carob, spicy cinnamon notes, vanilla and some smoky notes. Recognizable aromatic of cabernet sauvignon (blackcurrant). Classical modern Bordeaux wine, ready to drink now but with a long life 5 – 10 years.
Food and Wine
Recommended to pair with all kinds of red meat, venison and spicy dishes, in a few years also by itself in special 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.