Pinot Noir Merljaki 2019
Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
100 % Pinot noir
Pavlica – vineyard Renče / Merljaki, 4000 vines
1600 bottles / 130 cases
14.0 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
All the vines are very low yielded, lowered further by frost in March. Grapes very well matured.
Before maceration 15% of the must is taken away (saigner) to concentrate colour and tannins. 10 days of maceration in stainless steel tank. One day raise of temperature to 30 °C for grape seed tannin extraction. 14 months ageing in Slavonian and French oak barrique barrels. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 6 months of active batonaging.
Rich, excitingly elegant. Elegant for 5 years.
Red wine of matured red fruit notes (cherry, maraschino cherry, bramble), dry plums. Smoky and with hints of soil on the palate and nose.
The wine is matured, elegant, drinkable now but also suitable for aging 4 – 6 years.
Food and Wine
Recommended to all kind of red meat, venison and spicy dishes. Suitable for consuming unaccompanied by food in calmer evening gatherings.
Weather Characteristics of Vintages:
Early budding, which was halted by an extremely rainy and cold May. Hot June tried to make up for the backlog, which was re-created by the rainy and cold beginning of July. The optimum summer with just the right amount of daylight follows, ending with an extremely windy and arid month of August. A classic vintage with fluctuating weather, unpredictable all the way. The harvest begins in late August.
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