Wine region: Vipava Valley
Variety: 100% chardonnay
Maceration: 4 days
Maturation: 24 months, wooden barrels
The wine is a deeper amber color. The bouquet is more intense, quite unique, intertwined. We find smoke, honey, dried apricots, dried pears, a hint of balsamic notes and more to be found. In the mouth, the wine is very dry, medium-bodied, with nice ripe acids, a little bitter to the touch. It also shows a very unique character in the mouth, as it does not belong to any of the classic Chardonnay styles. With a longer aftertaste that says the wine is in full form at the moment. With character!
After the harvest the most was left on maceration with the skins for 4 days (without temperature control, without added yeasts…), with which it extracted from the skins a large amount of additional substances and they ensure that wines will be long-lasting with great natural stability. One visual effect of maceration is also an intensive yellow colour, a little haziness and a possibility of sediments, because our wines are not filtered. During two-year maturation in big oak barrels the wine also did naturally the lactic fermentation (as do all our wines). After the bottling the wine was kept in the cellar for another 3 years, before we estimated that the wine is ready for market.
In the cellar we do not change the characters of our wines, which means that we do not filter them, we do not clean them and we do not use any of modern oenological agents and methods, except raking, filling and adding a small quantity of sulphur (which we also write on the label).