Wine region: Goriška Brda
The wine is garnet red in color and indicates age and over ripeness. In the nose we notice ripe and overripe red fruits (plums, black cherries), coffee, chocolate, vanilla. On the palate, the wine is extremely full-bodied, rich in spiciness, showing a higher alcohol level. Freshness is still present in the wine – despite its long maturation and high alcohol content – and shows the aging potential in the bottle. The aftertaste is long and lasting and emphasizes the richness and strength of the wine. Otherwise, because red wine is extremely rich, it can be combined with a wide selection of red meat dishes, ripened cheese, lamb and strong meat dishes such as goulash or bograč. I also suggest a combination of merlot brjač and meaty goulash with chocolate. Merlot brjač is a hand-picked wine produced from 30 to 50-year-old vines of one vineyard in the Brjač location. After a month and a half of maceration, the wine matured for five years in special wooden barrels with a volume of 500 liters. After bottling without filtration, the wine rested in the bottles for another good year before leaving the cellar.