TILIA ESTATE 2013
Vipava Valley, SW SLOVENIA
VARIETY: 100% Merlot
VINEYARD: Place breg (0,7 ha, altitude 140 m a.s.l.),
6000 vines/ha, average plant age 10 years,
single guyot training system
WINE YIELD: 60 hL/ha
HARVESTING: hand picked
BOTTLING: February 2015
PRODUCTION: 25 cases
TECHNOLOGY: The grapes are very well matured, grape tops are
removed with scissors in beginning of August (at veraison).
10 days of classic maceration with two delestages. The wine is
aged for 16 months in new oak barrique
barrels Vicard. Controlled Manolactic fermentation and 12
months of active batonaging. No filtation before bottling.
Alc: 14.5 vol. %
Sugar cont.: 3.0 g/L
Acidity: 6.2 g/L
RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-17°C
WINE DESCRIPTION: Deep red colour with violet nuance. Matured aromas of
ripe forest fruit, dry plums, jam with a hint of smoke.
Ready to be enjoyed today, but also suitable for some aging (3-5
FOOD AND WINE
Recommended with all kind of meat dishes, venison and spicy dishes.
Best enjoyed in a good company!