Merlot 2017

Merlot 2017

Grape variety:
100% merlot

Alcohol:
13%

Vineyard:
Čužnik

Harvesting:
manual, in boxes, the second half of September

Vinification:
5 days of maceration during fermentation at T< 24°C, regular punching down the cap with light pumping over, use of indigenous yeast only, fermentation ends in stainless steel tanks, followed immediately by the first decanting, malo-lactic fermentation completed

Ageing:
1 year on fine lees in stainless steel tanks

Bottling / packaging:
0,75l bottle in cardboards of 6 bottles

About wine:
Merlot is really trendy among our wines, with great appearance, diverse scents and luxurious taste. It acts sovereignly. Its full ruby red colour with vibrant shades of bluish purple. It is also accompanied with the scent of red berries, plums and pomegranates with fresh grassy herbal scents, which will continue to develop. Taste in the mouth is rich and full, it confirms juicy fruitiness and a complex character. Bitterness is pleasant and fine, velvety tannins are nice, its leaving is harmonic and long lasting.

Recommended:
with grilled tuna, roast beef with fruit-vegetable attachment, steak with green pepper, meatballs in tomato sauce, pizza with bacon or ham, mushroom dishes, crispy roast duck, grilled chicken, turkey in wine sauce, recepies with sweet vegetables (squash, carrots, corn), Martin's goose, medium mature hard cheese, roasted liver with aniseed... Serve at 17°C.