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MERLOT Eminent



Made from selected best grapes from vineyards on terraces. Our vineyards bring out its potential with specific soils, locations and microclimates, making it a smooth and structural wine with a great deal of colour and flavours.

Grape variety: Merlot
Wine region: Goriška brda - Slovenia
Soil: flysch of Eocene origin (marl and sandstone with a predominantly clayey component), the soil is rich in minerals and marine fossils.
Vineyard orientation: SE
Altitude: 140 m
Vine training: single Guyot
Grape harvest: October. Hand harvesting at full ripeness, selected grapes. Gentle handling of grapes and must.
Maceration: 14 days on the skins in stainless steel tanks. Fermentation is completed in stainless steel tanks.
Barrels: Barriques, made to our order from Slovenian oak, selection.
Maturation: Natural maturing in 225 –Litre oak barrels (barrique) for three years. Maturing continues after bottling. Tertiary aromas will develop over the years to come.
Sugar level: dry
Bottle and packaging: Bordolese EUROPEA 0,75 l/cardboard box of 12 bottles.

Serving temperature: 18 °C
We recommend opening the bottle about one hour prior to tasting the wine. The aroma is fully developed through the process of decanting.

Description: Intense ruby red colour. With longer maturing, it acquires brick-red hues. A luxurious and unique bouquet, full of balsamic notes. On the palate, ripe fruit, cherry strudel, cherries in liqueur, and soft spiciness. Complex, structured, and mineral flavour. A mature full-bodied wine with pleasant acidity and ripe, soft tannins. An elegant wine. Long and noble aftertaste.

Great potential for bottle maturing.

Food pairing
Appetizers: cold cuts of meat
Appetizers: prosciutto in bread dough
Appetizers:  Red wine mushrooms
Appetizers: duck file Porto
Red meat: beefsteak with sauce
Red meat:
 roasted pork belly
Red meat:
 Florentine steak
Game: wild boar cutlet, dumplings with venison ragout
Cheese: mature cheeses 

MERLOT Eminent reaches its maximum expression in the first eight years and then, under the right bottle-storing conditions, exceed ten years or more.

MERLOT Eminent with a bottle ageing potential of ten years and more. The rich structure and harmony of the aromas acquire complexity, elegance, and bouquet with ageing.
Thanks to a highly suitable micro-terroir and natural production methods, the wine remains fresh, fruity, and full of flavour and vitality.



vino forum 2016 

Red wine. Dry wine.

Soil: flysch of Eocene origin (marl and sandstone).  Select locations and grapes - micro terroir. 
Maceration: 14 days on the skins in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature. Fermentation is completed in stainless steel tanks.
Maturation: 2 years in oak barrels.

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