Črno 2018

We have always called our red wine “black”, which is why we named our red wine as we did.

We hand-pick the Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon grapes from our 8-to-11-year-old vineyard. After a classic maceration with a hand-pushed cap, which lasts about 10 days in open tubs, the maturation then takes 10 months on fi ne yeast in inox containers. The wine is then transferred into big oak barrels for 6 months so it can mature further.

Grape variety: Merlot 70%, Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Geographical area: BRDA (Snezece, Slovenia)
Geographical protection: ZGP (protected geographical origin)
Name of vineyard, area: Pod hišo (0,5 ha), Breg (0,25ha)
Position: south-east 
Elevation: 110-130 m 
Soil: opoka (marl)
Training method: simple guyot 
Vine density: 2.3 x 0.7 m (6000 vines/ha)
Planting age: 8 - 11 years
Yield per vine/hectar: 1,2 kg / 6500 kg
Harvest: manual; 27, 28th September 2018


De-stemming and crushing
Maceration: 7 days 
Yeast: selected
Maturation: 6 months on the lees (stainless-steel containers), 6 months (oak barrels)
Malolactic fermentation: made
Wine production: natural, traditional
Alcohol content: 13,5%
Total acidity: 5,31 g/l
Residual sugar: 2,2 g/l
Bottle ageing: 4-6 months
First vintage: 1992
Temperature of wine when served: 18 °C