Črno selection 2013

The red wine Črno selection consists of Merlot 85% and Cabernet Sauvignon 15%.

The maceration takes 30 days in open tubs, we then manually push down the cap to help the maceration process.
This is followed by a 10-month long maturation in inox tanks and fi nally, a 24-month maturation in big oak barrels.

Grape variety: Merlot 85%, Cabernet Sauvignon 15%
Geographical area: BRDA (Snezece, Slovenia)
Geographical protection: ZGP (protected geographical origin)
Name of vineyard,area: selection of the individual parts of the vineyrds
Position: south-east, west
Elevation: 110-130 m 
Soil: opoka (marl)
Training method: simple  guyot 
Vine density: 2.3 x 0.7 m (6000 vines/ha)
Planting age: 5-10 years
Yield per vine/hectar: 1,0 kg / 6000 kg
Harvest: by hand, Merlot (end of September), Cab.Sauv. (beginning of October)

Vinification: 

De-stemming and crushing
Maceration: 30 days (separated  per variety)
Yeast: selected
Maturation: 10 months on the lees (stainless-steel containers), 24 months (oak barrels)
Malolactic fermentation: made
Wine production: natural, traditional
Alcohol content: 13,5%
Total acidity: 5,5 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,8 g/l
Bottle ageing: 10 months
Production years: 2000, 2002, 2003, 2006 ,2009, 2011, 2013
Temperature of wine when served: 18 °C

Črno selection 2013