Maria Nevea selection 2013

The white wine Maria Nevea selection consists of 40% Ribolla, 30% Chardonnay, 30% Pinot Gris.

The maceration takes 24 hours, followed by 10 months of maturing on fi ne yeast in inox tanks. The wine is then transferred into big oak barrels, where it matures for the next 18 months. 

Grape variety: Rebula (Ribolla Gialla) 40%, Chardonnay 30%, Sivi Pinot (Pinot grigio) 30%
Geographical area: BRDA (Snezece, Slovenia)
Geographical protection: ZGP (protected geographical origin)
Name of vineyard: selection of the individual parts of the vinyards
Position: south-east
Elevation: 130-160 m 
Soil: opoka (marl)
Training method: simple guyot 
Vine density: 2.3-2.6m x 0.7-1.0m (3500-6200 vines/ha)
Planting age: 25-43 years
Yield pervine/hectar: 1.0 kg / 4500 kg
Harvest: by hand; Rebula (beginning of October), Sivi Pinot (middle of  September), 
Chardonnay (end of September)

Vinification: 

De-stemming and crushing
Pre-fermentation maceration: 24 hours (separated per variety)
Yeast: selected
Maturation: 10 months on the lees (stainless-steel containers) 18 months (oak barrels)
Malolactic fermentation: made
Wine production: natural, traditional
Alcohol content: 14,0%
Total acidity: 5,7 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,5 g/l
Bottle ageing: 10 months
Produced in years: 2004, 2006, 2009, 2011, 2013
Temperature of wine when served: 13-14 °C

Maria Nevea selection 2013