Wine region: Goriška brda
Variety: 100% pinot nior
Maturation: in barrique barrels for 4 years
Maceration: 1 day
Boris’s tip: Something special. Made with yeasts and no sulfit. You should open the bottle under water in water container. Great with sea food.
The colour is rather intense salmon with plenty of tiny and vivacious bubbles. Quite extravagant on the nose, developed and mature as one might expect from an almost ten years old sparkling. We can find hay, dried herbs, flowers – almost like being on the lawn in the summer, some noble wood, balsamic and yeasty notes. Dry on the palate, vibrant, medium bodied, with intense character and touch of tannic grip. This is certainly not a classic aperitif-style sparkler but one that goes nicely with warm first courses and fish. In top condition.
Maceration is the wine making process where tannins coloring agents and flavor compounds—are leached from the grape skins, seeds and stems into the must. To macerate is to soften by soaking, and maceration is the process by which the red wine receives its red color, since raw grape juice is clear-grayish in color.