Wine region: Vipava Valley
Variety: 100% merlot
Maceration: 14 days
Maturation: 36 months in 225 liter French oak barrels, and than at least 6 months in bottles
Harvesting with the selection of grapes at full phenolic maturity of the grapes, but not overripeness, which preserves the elegance and playfulness of the wine, as well as the appropriate presence of acids for the purpose of the wine’s longevity.
The fermentation (fermentation) takes place in contact with the berry shrimps (maceration) in a large open container with the grapes being dipped by hand 3 to 5 times a day, for 14 days. Gentle pressing with a pneumatic press. The wine matures for 36 months in 225 liter French oak barrels, up to 30% new barrels. The wine is bottled without cleaning or filtration. After bottling, the wine matures in bottles for at least 6 months.
Pairing with food: venison, mutton, steak.