Wine region: Karst
Variety: 40% cabernet sauvignon, 40% merlot, 20% teran
Maceration: 8 days
Maturation: 5 years in French oak barrels
Intensive ruby color, which indicates the longer time of maturing of the wine, smooth bouquet reminding of forest fruit and red fruit with kernels, with a tone of herbs of peppermint and sweet root; a gentle whiff of vanilla tells of maturing in wood barrels, the mouth is well balanced with a pleasant balanced tannin level, pleasantly fruity and balanced acidity; long aftertaste – again indicating the extreme fruitiness.
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.
Red cuvee. 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 beef and game dishes, prosciutto, dried meat.