Nonno

Vol.Alc. –  13.5 %
pH – 3,31
Acidity – 6.1 g/l
No. Bottles : 1 .560

2018

VITICULTURE:
The grapes are of the autochthonous white Pošip variety and of the most famous international white variety, Chardonnay. They are sourced from our own organic vineyards in the Komarna winegrowing area.The vineyards are located on south-facing slopes with an incline of up to 30%, at an altitude between 50 and 250 metres. The earth is karst-like and consists of limestone with a small content of soil. The yield of wine per hectare is quite small and amounts to 18 to 27 hectolitres, which results in concentrated fruitiness and freshness. Irrigation is performed only in case of exceptional drought.

WINEMAKING AND AGEING:
Processing and vinification begin with the selection of grapes at our winery after they have been picked by hand. The grapes for this wine are sourced from a special location that is called Smrćevica. The owners perform this selection personally to make sure that only the best grapes are sent for further processing. The wine undergoes alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in barrique barrels under controlled conditions. After fermentation is complete, the wine is aged on lees (sur lie) for 6 to 8 months more in barrique barrels under professional supervision. After filling, it is aged for at least a few more months before it is released into the market.

TASTING NOTES:
Our Nonno 2018 is a combination of two vital components. Part of the blend has been aged in French oak casks for six months in order to impart a beautiful creamy texture, attractive notes of sweet spices and added complexity. The second component has been kept in stainless steel to preserve its purity, freshness and provides elegant notes of citrus fruits, peach and wild flowers. The combination is harmonious, characterful and is followed by a persistent refreshing finish.

FOOD PAIRINGS:
A beautiful glass of wine to be enjoyed with special friends. This wine can be served at the beginning of the meal or with selfish, most fish dishes, salads, pasta with a white creamy sauce, grilled chicken and more delicate soft cheeses.