Pinot Noir Vipava Valley 2022
Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina
100 % Pinot noir
Pliska (0.2 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.)
5500 vines/ha, average plant age 5 years, single guyot training system.
Pavlica – vineyard Renče / Merljaki, Dornberk
January – June 2023 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)
8000 bottles / 750 cases
13.0 vol. %
Recomended serving temperature
The wine of young , new, estate vineyard and partner farm. Well matured grapes. The wine represents a cut of grapes from different positions of Vipava valley.
Before maceration a part of the must is taken away to concentrate the tannins and colour. Two days of cold maceration is followed by 7 days of skin contact fermentation. The wine is aged for 4 months. Controlled malolactic fermentation and 3 months of active batonaging and micro oxidation.
Excitingly fruity. Elegant after 1 year.
Accent on varietal character, presence of aromas of ripe cherries, redcurrant, ripe elderberries, fresh, slightly smoky notes present, on the palate rich minerality. Medium bodied.
The wine is drinkable now but also suitable for aging 2 – 3 years.
Food and Wine
Recommended to cheese, all kinds of white meat, grilled fish, lightly seasoned risottos. Suitable also for drinking without food in diverse gatherings.
Weather Characteristics of Vintages:
The word dry probably best describes this vintage. What’s more, next to 2003, the vintage will go down as the driest in the winery’s history so far. Until the beginning of the harvest on October 17 (harvest of sparkling wine), there was only a third of the usual amount of precipitation (less than 300 l). The relatively late start of vegetation in April was followed by four extremely dry months with almost no precipitation. The need for spraying and protecting the vineyards was minimal, with the lowest pesticide consumption to date. The dry period during the growing season showed how important the winegrower’s experience and knowledge are. Only vineyards with moderate growth, appropriate crop and the right technology managed to survive in a proper condition. Early harvest allowed for a suitable ratio between sugars and acids. The wines are therefore slightly lighter but fresh and playful. The harvest took a long time, almost 50 days passed between the harvest for the sparkling wine and the cabernet sauvignon. The vintage can be described as unique but excellent.
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