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merlot

MERLOT

Merlot is a red wine variety most often found in Goriška Brda. Its origin is in France. It can be said that it is »great« wine because of its nice fruitness and full of extracts. 

VINEYARDS:  Pročno, Čotovo
AGE OF VINEYARDS:  from 10 to 50 years

VINIFICATION

At full ripeness organically produced grapes are harvested by hand, then sent through a vertical destalker. Maceration (20 to 25 days) without yeast added and without temperature control. After pressing wine is held in inox vessels where it is kept for a few hours in order to calm down. Then it is transported into used 500 l oak barrels where spontaneous fermentation (with own yeasts) starts.

RIPENING

Wine ripens in oak barrels for approximately 12 to 14 months. Then it is decanted and filled in bottles without filtration. Bottling is carried out without additional sulphur.

WINE DESCRIPTION

It is ruby-red colour, its smell is rich with forest fruit, dry plums, coffee, vanilla and cinnamon. Its taste is fruity, fully bodied, with acid and elegant tannins.

Temperature of serving: from 17 to 19 °C
Volume: 0.75 L