Wine region: Goriška brda
Variety: 100% chardonnay
Maceration: 2 days in conical oak barrels
Maturation: 23 months in 2500-liter oak barrels
Boris’s tip: Deep and special chardonnay. Great with veal and pork in all kind of sauces.
Deep gold yellow, with mineral fragrances. Fatty, reminiscent of the fragrances of dried fruit, and honey, bread and melted butter. In the glass, it quickly develops its ability, with a light line of vanilla. Approaching a salty taste, with increasing finish. In a nutshell: the greatest. An absolutely prestigious wine, with excellent aging potential.
Aging: Suitable for drinking, with great ageing potential, over 15 years.
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) for 2 days in conical oak barrels (tono) 4,000 l; Softly pressed with pneumatic pressure.
Maturation: 23 months in 3.500 Litre oak barrel.
Maturation in bottle: at least 2 months.
Pairing with food: Chardonnay Opoka, a wine with extremely full body, is recommended with dishes full of flavour, including those with a rather strong taste based on mushrooms, mussels and truffles (pasta, rice, gnocchi or polenta), rich sea food and non-fatty meat (duck, lamb meat, chicken), with various herb or cream sauces or foie gras.