Wine region: Karst
Variety: 100% merlot
Maceration: 9 days
Maturation: 5 years in French oak barrels
A sparkling ruby color that seems to refuse to acknowledge its age: it is still youthful in appearance, and its freshness is also confirmed by the flower, in which we detect currants, violets, blueberries, blackberries, a little pepper and peppermint, but also leather. On the palate, acidity comes to the fore for a moment, but it quickly gives way to more complex perceptions of small forest fruits embedded in a soft tannic structure. The aftertaste is extremely long with a dominant freshness of raspberry.
We are advocates of sustainable development; therefore all Derenda’s varieties of single vineyard wines are considered biologically grown. Not only grape harvesting but every single task in vineyards is done by hand and respectfully. The vines get their strength from the incredibly mineral-rich and unique red loamy soil called “Terra Rossa”, characteristic only for percolating and sun-kissed Karst.
One bottle of wine is made from only one grapevine. The wines have rounded fruitiness and softness of tannins and they may have a long life ahead, but still retain youth and freshness. They are characterized by fullness and pleasantness, which is achieved at low alcohol levels.
Pairing with food: It goes well with red meat and venison dishes.