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MERLOT Quercus

MERLOT Quercus

Smooth, juicy, fruity – just charming.

Colour, aroma and taste

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Colour: ruby red

Aroma: reminiscent of ripe cherries, raspberries, mulberries and blackberries as well as mediterranean spices.

Taste: Smooth, medium-bodied with pleasant sweet tannins.

The sommelier recommends

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Food pairing: Give it a try with pasta in tomato sauce of various kinds, red meat and even pizza!

Aging potential: best when fresh, but kept in a dark place up to 5 years

Serving temperature: 14-16 °C.

Production method

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Origin
Wine growing area: Brda
Position: SW, S, E
Form of vineyards: terraced
Altitude: 80 – 150 m
training system: single Guyot
Spacing: 5,000 vines/ha
Age of vineyards: 10 – 25 years
Soil type: loam
Climate: sub-Mediterranean, a mixture of warm sea air and influence of cold Alpine winds

Grapes
Variety: 100% Merlot
Harvesting: exclusively handpicked grapes

Vinification
8-10 days at 25 – 28°C
Fermentation
70% in stainless steel
30% in big oak barrels

Maturing
30% in big oak barrels for 6 months (Sur Lie)
70% in stainless steel

Malolactic fermentation: partial

Awards

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Year and the name of the evaluation Vintage Award
2017 Galicja Vitis Poland 2015 Gold Medal
2017 Vino Slovenija Gornja Radgona (Slovenia) 2015 Silver Medal

Parameters

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Vintage: 2018
Alcohol by volume: 13,6 % vol
Acids: 4,63
pH: 3,75
Residual sugar: 4,2 g/l

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