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Merlot 2011, Dobuje

The Brda terroir is perfect for it; there are not many places where it can develop such elegance. In the bouquet, the soft tones of berries, sour cherries, and plums prevail, accompanied by more herbal tones (mint, laurel, tea plant). With maturation, warmer tastes begin to stand out, like caramel, molasses, chocolate etc. A natural ally of grilled meat.

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7,90 € / 7,11 € when you buy 12

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The Brda terroir is perfect for it; there are not many places where it can develop such elegance. In the bouquet, the soft tones of berries, sour cherries, and plums prevail, accompanied by more herbal tones (mint, laurel, tea plant). With maturation, warmer tastes begin to stand out, like caramel, molasses, chocolate etc. A natural ally of grilled meat.

Wine region: Brda, Slovenia
Vineyards: Njiva pri Reki, Breg
Age of vineyards: 15–30 years
Harvest: 40 hl/ha
Soil: marl, sandstone
Harvesting: hand-picking, end of September
Vinification: maceration with fermentation for a week, submerging the cap by hand during the whole maceration. After the pressing with a pneumatic press, the fermentation is concluded in stainless steel containers, where the wine matures for another 12 months.
Alcohol: 13.0 % vol.
Sugar: 1,5 g/l
Total acids: 5.0 g/l


ProducerDobuje
ColourRed
Grape varietyMerlot
Stile of WineYoung red
Region the Littoral
PriceUnder 10 €
Year2011
StateSlovenia
Level of sugarDry
SubregionGoriška Brda
Alcohol level13,00 %
Serving temperature16 - 18°C
Volume0,75 l
Grape varieties100 % Merlot
Paring with foodLamb, Red meat, Young cheese

The cultivation methods have changed with time, so we have selected those which give the best quality grapes and consequently wines. Today we use the simple guyot training system; we have about 5,000 vines per hectare and are firm believers in low yield. Modern mechanization does make work easier, but the most important jobs, like harvesting, are still performed manually. The yield is between 35 and 40 hectolitres per hectare. This means that every single vine gives us a bottle of wine. Most of the vineyards – we cultivate 7 ha – are close to the farm, but there are some more distant. The right blend of varieties, red and white, for different positions gives us a product that is of very high quality. The best positions for the white varieties are: Breg, Podpč, Ronk and Pod hišo, and for the reds Pri Reki and Hruševlje.

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