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.
Exposition: Goldberg, planted in 1974; Goldberg planted in 1974, altitude 242 metres. Rows are oriented North/South. The soil is degraded Chernozem soil on loess, relatively deep A horizon.
Harvest and Growth Cycle of Grapevines
From September 15 to 30 the harvest took place, as well as in the second half of December 2012. A vegetative cycle of grapevines was characterized by warm spring and extraordinary dry and hot summer. These circumstances created the extraordinary quality of the harvested grapes.
After the harvest was done by hand, best grapes were chilled and the best bunches were selected again. We pressed whole bunches and fermentation took place in Inox fermentation tanks on 12 degrees Celsius; thereafter ageing on lees (sur lie method) for 8 months without malolactic fermentation in big barrels made from Slavonian oak and thereafter Inox tanks.
Wine was aged in Inox tanks and after 8 months bottled in 0.75 liter bottles sealed with a natural cork.
It can be enjoyed now or kept. The wine shall continue its development in the bottle for minimum up to 5 years.
The Vina Belje Goldberg Graševina has a crystal clear greenish with the yellow reflection. On the palate a deep and delicate taste of fruits where dry fruit, candied fruit, honey dominate which points out to a noble rot. The wine is well-balanced; mouthful is round, full-bodied and elegant. This wine was created via blending which achieved a supremely balanced relationship of freshness as a key varietal feature of Graševina and ripeness and fullness achieved via late harvest. To be served chilled at 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Matching food included roasted duck, steaks and local cakes with poppy seeds and walnuts. Alcohol is 15.6%.
Mundus Vini 2012, Germany, GOLD