The Slovenian region of Brda lies immediately to the east of Italy’s Collio region. The two denominations, in reality, comprise one contiguous quality wine zone whose terroir is rudely bisected by an international border. Today many winemakers and grapes cross the border in both directions in short journeys from vineyard to cellar. The Simcic family trace their wine making story in the region back to 1860. Their aim is to respect the historic traditions of the region in both viticulture and wine-making. The vineyards are farmed organically, yields are kept low and only natural yeasts are used. Marjan is one of the best young winemakers in Europe and has honed his knowledge of his land all his life and works to progress the quality of the wines tirelessly every year. The wines are divided into three distinct ranges. The Classic range is from the youngest vines (often up to 35 years old, however) and is made to provide wines for earlier release. Fermentation and aging takes place in stainless steel following 2 days of maceration, they then age for up to 8 months on the fine lees.
Marjan Simcic Pinot Noir Cru Selection 2015
Transparent, ruby red colour, approaching a brick-like hue. The bouquet is of cherry liqueur, classy oak and orange peel. A core of ripe fruit, especially cherries. The palate is fresh with pleasing tart energy. Fruit and savoury elements are all in elegant harmony. You are left with a delightfully long aftertaste of cherries, herbs and sandalwood.
Fermented in contact with skins of berries for 14 days in 5,000 Litre stainless steel tanks with wild yeasts. Aged 29 months in 225 Litre French oak barrels , up to 30 % new barrels. Fruit comes from the Breg Cru in Slovenia and the Zeglas Cru in Italy
720 cases made