Pinot Noir

Pinot Noir Vipava Valley 2023

Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina




100 % Pinot noir


Tilia estate:
Pliska (0.2 ha, altitude 170 m a.s.l.)
5500 vines/ha, average plant age 5 years, single guyot training system.
Partner farm:
Pavlica – vineyard Renče / Merljaki, Dornberk


marl, clay

Wine Yield:

40 hL/ha




January – June 2024 (bottling unit 3000 bottles)


8000 bottles / 660 cases


13.0 vol. %


1.1 g/L


5.76 g/L



Recomended serving temperature


Wine Technology:

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.

Wine Description:

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 weather conditions in 2023 are the exact opposite of last year. An extremely wet vintage, which prolonged the vegetation. 14 days of dry weather in August, dry weather in late August and early September. Temperatures on average lower than average for the vegetation, resulting in a later harvest. Favourable acid-to-sugar ratio, slightly higher malic acid content. Harvesting for the sparkling base started on 26 August, early varieties from 3 to 10 September, finishing with Merlot at the end of September.

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