Jakončič

Carolina Red
2008

Red Carolina is of medium-strong garnet red colour. It has an elegant smell; it is matured, with a distinctive smell of cherries and cherry jam. In the mouth the wine is dry, tasty, with fine ripe tannins. TThe wine is strong, with the flavour of pepper, exotic spices, and chocolate, maturing in the wood. A very complex vine with long after taste and long life.

Varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon 75%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 5%

Geographical origin: The winegrowing district of Goriška brda is characterised by a hilly relief and a mild sub-Mediterranean climate.

Type of soil: Marl and sandstone.

Vineyards: Terraced vineyards, over 30 years of age, grown under the system of Single Guyot. Planting density is 5 500 grape vines per hectare.

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Total acid: 4.60 g/L

Harvesting: Manual picking of grapes in the beginning of October.

Vinification: The grapes are macerated for a month. The wine matures for 24 months in 225L barrels at a constant temperature and humidity. We use 50% Slavonian oak, 47% French Allier and 3% French Troncaise oak