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MERLOT
TILIA ESTATE 2013

WINE DISTRICT:
Vipava Valley, SW SLOVENIA

VINTAGE: 2013

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

SOIL: flish

WINE YIELD: 60 hL/ha

HARVESTING: hand picked

BOTTLING: February 2015

PRODUCTION: 25 cases

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


WINE 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.

WINE CHARACTERICTICS:
Alc: 14.5 vol. %
Sugar cont.: 3.0 g/L
Acidity: 6.2 g/L

RECOMMENDED SERVING TEMPERATURE: 15-17C

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 years).

FOOD AND WINE
Recommended with all kind of meat dishes, venison and spicy dishes. Best enjoyed in a good company!