Jakončič

Merlot
2013

Colors of Merlot resemble intense granite stone. The scent reminds of forrest fruits with a slight barrique tone. Elegant tannins make the taste smoothly dry. The wine feels semi-strong in character, harmonious and leaves long aftertaste.

Variety: Merlot

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

Type of soil: Marl.

Vineyards: Vineyards are 15 years old, grown according the system of Single Guyot. Planting density is 5 000 grape vines per hectare.

Alcohol content: 13.5%

Total acid: 5.0 g/L

Harvesting: Manual picking of grapes in the end of September.

Vinification: Grapes are macerated for 10 days in containers made of stainless steel, at the same time alcohol fermentation is taking place. The vine is matured with yeast, 50% in the containers of stainless steel and 50% in used barrique barrels, for 10 months.