Rubido 2019

Wine district:

Wine-growing country Primorje, Vipavska dolina




red blend of 70 % Merlot and 30 % Cabernet Sauvignon


Tilia estate:
Merlot: Plače breg (0.8 ha, altitude 140 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, plant age 10 years, single guyot training system.
Cabernet Sauvignon: Potoče (0.5 ha, altitude 90 m a.s.l.),
5400 vines/ha, plant age 18 – 20 years, single guyot training system.


marl, clay

Wine Yield:

40 hL/ha




May 2021


8000 bottles / 680 cases


14.0 vol. %


2.1 g/L


5.96 g/L



Recomended serving temperature


Wine Technology:

All the vines are very low yielded, 20% of them up to 6 clusters per vine. The grapes are very well matured; grape tops removed by seizers in beginning of August (at veraison).
Two days of cold and 8 days of classic maceration. The wine is aged for 16 months in Slavonian and French oak barrique barrels (10% of new barrels). Controlled malolactic fermentation and 3 months of active batonaging.

Wine Description:

Ruby color with youthful violet hues. Mature aromas of ripe red fruits (bramble, raspberry, maraschino cherry), carob, spicy cinnamon notes, vanilla and some smoky notes. Recognizable aromatic of cabernet sauvignon (blackcurrant). Classical modern Bordeaux wine, ready to drink now but with a long life 5 – 10 years.

Food and Wine

Recommended to pair with all kinds of red meat, venison and spicy dishes, in a few years also by itself in special 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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