Wine

Top quality dry white wine from the controlled designation of origin of Baranja Vineyards, bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with a natural cork.

Vineyard

Exposition: Goldberg, Karanačko brdo, planted in 1993, altitude 190 metres. Rows are oriented East/West. Soil is loess, with a relatively shallow A horizon.

Variety

100% Chardonnay

Harvest and Growth Cycle of Grapevines

Grapes were harvested from September 20 to October 10, 2011. A vegetative cycle of grapevines in 2011 was characterized by relatively warm spring and exceptionally dry and hot summer. In these circumstances top qualities bunches developed. The harvest was executed by selective hand picking of the best grape clusters in crates.

Vinification

After the harvest was done by hand, best grapes were chilled and the best bunches were selected again. We pressed whole bunches and maceration took place in the temperature-controlled environment, then fermentation took place in Inox fermentation tanks on 17 degrees Celsius; thereafter ageing on lees (sur lie method) for 8 months without malolactic fermentation in big barrels made from Slavonian oak.

Cellaring

It can be enjoyed now or kept. The wine shall continue its development in the bottle for minimum up to 5 years.

Tasting Notes

The wine has light green-yellow colour which points out the high quality. On the nose it is intensive, fruit aroma with hints of nuts, almonds and hazelnuts. Wine is dry, harmonious, full-bodied, creamy and with a great structure. Pleasant acidity provides a subtle freshness to this rich, dense wine which lingering aftertaste last so long accompanied with intensive pleasure.

To be served chilled at 12 degrees Celsius. Matching food includes white meat, pasta and fish. Alcohol is 14.6%.