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Capo D`Istria Merlot

Year: 2011
Alcohol: 14 %
Sugar content: Dry
Capo D`Istria Merlot
Variety: Merlot
Location: Debeli rtič, Purissima – Eocene flysch, marl and sandstone 
Price: 24.50 €
Delivery: On stock
Grape harvest: by hand, early October
Winemaking: The best grapes from selected vineyard sites are destemmed and macerated for 18 days. After pressing and malolactic fermentation the wine is left to mature in barrique barrels for up to 3 years. Then it is moved into large oak barrels, where it ages until bottling.
Aging potential: 10 years
Colour: Intense ruby with soft brick-red glints
Aroma: Complex notes of blackcurrant, kirsch-soaked cherries, leather, dried plums, black truffles, dark chocolate and herbs.
Taste: The impression on the palate is of ripe red fruit, leather, dark chocolate, tobacco and undergrowth. A sophisticated hint of wood and perfectly ripe tannins harbour a great potential for long-term aging.
Food and wine pairing recommendation: Pairs well with beefsteaks and steaks, meat in spicy sauces and semi-cured cheese. 
Opportunities: Lunch with friends, Socializing, Gift, Romantic dinner, Celebration
Serving temperature: 16–18 °C