Veliko Belo 2011
As beautiful and entertaining as a kaleidoscope, Veliko Belo shows colorful facets marked by sweet peach, golden apple, lemon oil, chamomile, caramel, and flint. The unctuous and rich palate allies itself with the flavors and pushes to a finish that hints at pleasant bitter notes of toasted nuts and fruit pith. An impressively vibrant and harmonious wine with sheer refreshment and salinity in its finish. Elevate the epicurean
experience by drinking this alongside mango salad, braised tofu, falafel, roasted pork, baked scallop, or chicken with a creamy sauce.
Region: Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Slovenian side of Collio region
Vineyards: Veliko vineyard: South exposure, 6000 plants/ ha, age of vineyard 45 years, Mono Guyot training system
Soil: Opoka soil (marl & lime stone) Planting system: 2,3m x 0,7
Yield per hectare: 5500 kg
Harvest: Hand picked
Vinification process: We vinificate Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon (1 day of maceration) and Ribolla (5 days of maceration). At the end of fermentation we put all the wines seperately in barriques. After aging process Aleš blends the combinations and creates Veliko Belo.
Aging: Barrique (225 l French oak barrels) for 36 - 42 months. Bottling: April 2016
Finning: Minimum 24 months in bottles