Pinot noir Estate 2020
Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
100 % Pinot noir
Potoče (0.8 ha, altitude 120 m a.s.l.), 5400 vines/ha, plant age 20 years,
Pliska (1 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.), 6000 vines/ha, plant age 7 years,
single guyot training system.
8000 bottles / 665 cases
14.5 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
All the vines are very low yielded. Grapes are rich, very well matured, part of yield already slightly dried out.
Before maceration a part of the must is taken away to concentrate colour and tannins. 10 – 12 days of maceration in stainless steel tank. The wine is aged for 16 months in Slavonian and French Louis Latour oak barrique barrels. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 6 months of active batonaging.
Excitingly robust. Elegant after 3 – 5 years.
Matured, typical of longer maturation. Red wine of matured aromas of ripe forest fruit, dry plums and jam. Smoky and with hits of soil on the palate and nose.
The wine is matured, drinkable now but also suitable for some aging 6 – 10 years.
Food and Wine
Because of its richness recommended to all kinds of red meat, venison and spicy dishes.
Weather Characteristics of Vintages:
One of the calmest vintages of recent years. Although the beginning of vegetation was late due to the prolonged winter, the whole vegetation year was characterized by stress-free weather phenomena. Flowering of early varieties began in late May and ended with Cabernet Sauvignon in late June. June and July were pleasant, not too hot, with an optimal amount of rainfall. The onset of ripening was slightly later than average and even the moderately warm August did not accelerate the ripening of the grapes. At the end of August, the daily presence of wind (bora) accelerated the concentration of sugar. September was dry and the harvest proceeded smoothly. The choice of technological maturity has thus been simplified. Harvest began on August 21 (sparkling wine), ended on October 9 (cabernet sauvignon).
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