PINOT NOIR 2018
Vipava Valley, SW SLOVENIA
100 % Pinot noir
Potoče (1.0 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 17 years, single guyot training system.
1300 bottles / 105 cases
14.5 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
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.
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 spring and budding at the end of March. Early flowering, followed by optimal conditions for the development of berries until ripening at the end of July. The ripening was slightly slowed by the arid August, but the harvest began in late August. A rare example of a straight, determined vintage with no major stress. Nature is generous everywhere, so the vintage is recognizable in quality and quantity and in the lack of vessels. Harvesting of mid-early varieties in the middle and late varieties in late September. Finish of the harvest on October 4.
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