This special Merlot has a color of mature red wines with aroma reminiscent of forest fruits jam, smoked dried plums and raisins. The wine is a sweetish and perfect as an aperitif. It is durable. The wine is made of Merlot grapes that are harvested in their full maturity. The grapes are dried approximately until January when they reach the optimal content of dry matter.
Grape variety: Merlot 2009 sweet
Alcohol: 15,0 %vol
Geographical area: Vipava valley – Slovenia
Name of the vineyard: Polzelce
Altitude: 120 metres above sea level
Soil type: marl
Harvest: hand-harvested, bunches carefully selected – selection of fully ripe grapes at the beginning of October; air drying in wood cases until January
Vinification: after 5 months of drying, grapes are pressed (classical hand wine press); fermentation in stainless steel tanks
Maturation: 12 months in stainless steel tanks. Bottled with the waning moon 18 months after harvest, with very low levels of SO2.
Maturing in the bottle: at least 12 months
Merlot from dried grapes is a perfect complement to desserts and various sweet dishes. It can also be served as an excellent aperitif wine. Served up at 20° C