Jakončič

Select
2009

Red Carolina SELECT is of medium strong garnet red colour. It has an elegant smell, is matured and has a distinctive smell of ripe black currant. In the mouth the wine is dry, tasty, with fine ripe tannins. The taste is complex, strong, creamy, with nice sweet tannins, which shows a long life expectancy. A very complex wine with a long after taste and a long life.

Varieties: Merlot 92 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 8 %

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: In the heart of terraced vineyards named Južno there is the oldest part of the vineyards, over 70 years old. The growth and fertility in this vineyard is slow, which enables late harvesting.

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Total acid: 4.9 g/L

Harvesting: Manual picking of grapes in the first half 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 25% of Slavonian oak, 65% of French Allier and 10% of French Troncaise oak.