Date of establishment: 1993
Location: Plesivo-Dobrovo, Goriska Brda, Primorska
Winemaker: This winery, which is run by Borut Blazic, is situated in the far west corner of Slovenia, on the border with Italy. Tucked away between the mountains and the sea, the winery has all it takes to grow top-notch grapes. Most of the Blazic vineyards are situated in Slovenia, barring a small number of vineyards across the border, in Italy. All Blazic wines are produced according to the KOPOP method, an organic farming programme with support from the Slovenian authorities. This means that the grapes are grown with the greatest respect for nature. No pesticides or fertilisers are used and the grapes are harvested manually.
Type: Dry red · 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot · 13.5% alcohol
Vinification: Maceration (contact with the skins) and fermentation without added yeasts for 21 days. Aged for 8 years in used 500-litre oak barrels. This wine is only made in exceptional years.
Tasting notes: Deep ruby-red colour with hues of red and violet. The aroma is rich and complex. Hints of ripe berries and plums in the foreground, spice and chocolate in the background. Velvety tannins and a long fruity finish. Despite its age, this wine still has good ageing potential.
Food pairing: Pairs well with roast beef, steak, stews and grilled meat.