Marjan Simcic Chardonnay Opoka 2014 (Brda, Slovenia) - [JS 94]

Marjan Simcic Chardonnay Opoka 2014
(Brda, Slovenia) - [JS 94]

Regular price $65.00 Sale price $54.97 Save $10.03

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Deep gold yellow, with mineral fragrances. Fatty, reminiscent of the fragrances of dried fruit, and honey, bread and melted butter. In the glass, it quickly develops its ability, with a light line of vanilla. Approaching a salty taste, with increasing finish. In a nutshell: the greatest. An absolutely prestigious wine, with excellent aging potential.

With food:
Chardonnay Opoka, a wine with extremely full body, is recommended with dishes full of flavour, including those with a rather strong taste based on mushrooms, mussels and truffles (pasta, rice, gnocchi or polenta), rich sea food and non-fatty meat (duck, lamb meat, chicken), with various herb or cream sauces or foie gras.

Suitable for drinking, with great ageing potential, over 15 years.
Grape type Chardonnay
Region Brda - Slovenia
Vineyards Jordano, Plešivo
Vineyards age 43 - 48 years
Vineyards altitude 150 - 250 m
Vineyards exposure south - east / east
Soil type marl (opoka)
Vinification fermentation in contact with skins of berries (maceration) for 4 days in 4,000 Litre conical oak barrels (tino); without selected yeasts. Softly pressed with pneumatic pressure.
Maturation 23 months in 3,000 Litre oak barrel (70 %) and 225 Litre oak barrels - barrique (30%)

Ratings & Reviews

94 Points - James Suckling:
"A dense and fruity chardonnay with so much dried apple and honey character. Hints of caramel and toffee. Full body. Flavorful finish. Gorgeous, rich, almost late harvest style. Oily and fresh at the same time. Drink now." - (March 2, 2018)