Date of establishment: 1980
Location: Visnjevik, Goriska Brda, Primorska
Winemaker: Located in Slovenia’s westernmost region, the Erzetic winery is managed by Andrej Erzetic. Founded in 1725, to this day it is still a family company where the cherished tradition of winemaking has been handed down from generation to generation with great conviction. The first vintage was bottled here in 1980, which is remarkable considering that Slovenia was still a communist country at the time and that most winemakers brought their wine to the cooperative in those days. The mineral-rich soil and a mild climate, that is tempered by the sea and the mountains, combine to create a range of unique, international award-winning wines.
Type: Dry red amphora · 50% cabernet sauvignon and 50% merlot · 13.5% alcohol
Vinification: Pressing after 6 months of maceration (contact with the skins) in amphoras. The wine then spends 18 months in barriques, after which it is filtered, bottled and stored in a cellar for at least 1 year.
Tasting notes: Dark ruby-red colour. Aromas of Parma violets, ripe red fruit, pepper, leather, tobacco, vanilla and graphite on the nose. Fruity notes of raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, cranberry, herbs and spices in the mouth. Rounded tannins and bright acidity. This wine has serious ageing potential.
Food pairing: Delicious with roast beef, grilled lamb, goat and game stews.