Don
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Don

Don

2014 20152016


Alcohol: 13,5 vol %
Total acidity: 5,48 g/l
Variety: 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 50% Merlot
Type of wine: red, dry
Vintage: 2015


Vineyards age: over 15 years


Vineyards exposure: west and south-east oriented sloaps in upper Brda


Vineyard: terraces, 4000 plants per hectar, single guyot


Soil type: marl (Eocene flysch)


Cultivation: converting to organic

Harvest: hand-harvested, beginning of October

Vinification: pressing after 3 weeks of maceration in vinificator


Maturation: maturing of the wine in big oak barrels for 6 months. Bottled after filtering.


Bottling: 0,75 l bottles, box of 6 bottles, natural cork


About wine: A wine of dark ruby red colour. The slow dribbling of wine drops on the wine glass reveals a rich body, indicated by a mighty flower with a predominant smell of red fruits, yet it is also gentle, grassy, and slightly spicy. On the palate it becomes a lavish wine of strong tannins, which ripen into trustworthy support pillars of an alcohol-rich wine with a vibrant acid. The taste reminds us of a dark-fruit jam (plums, black elder) with the addition of spices (green pepper) and garden herbs. In the mineral aftertaste a moderate spiciness comes to light, even though smoky notes are present throughout the aftertaste.


With food:The Don is a wine that pairs well with red meat, especially if the meat is prepared in a way that preserves the primal tastes (tartar steak, beef carpaccio, English beefsteak) or if it is prepared on a charcoal grill. It is also recommended to be served next to pork sausages, Carniolan sausages (special Slovene sausages), pasta with tomato sauce, spicy food, smoked cheese... The ideal serving temperature is between 16 and 18 ° C.


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