Marjan Simcic Sauvignon Blanc Opoka 2015 (Brda, Slovenia)

Marjan Simcic Sauvignon Blanc Opoka 2015
(Brda, Slovenia)

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Tasting Notes:
Yellow, with a cast of gold, and mineral fragrances. The bouquet is delicate (reminiscent of peach, ripe pear, grapefruit), and it also has flowery and herbaceous (pepper, tomato leaves, basil, Mediterranean herbs) to leathery sensations. Elegant, pleasant, persistent and intense aftertaste.

Food Pairing:
We recommend combining it with white meat, fresh goat cheese, fish carpaccio, and vegetable dishes (pasta with basil); it is ideal with raw salmon, fresh salads with herbs, and fruit salads with mint.

Suitable for drinking, with great ageing potential, over 12 years.

Technical Information

Grape type Sauvignon Blanc
Region Brda - Slovenia
Vineyards Jordano
Vineyards age 47 years
Vineyards altitude 200 - 250 m
Vineyards exposure north
Soil type marl (opoka)
Harvest hand-picked selected grapes, at the end of September
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
Bottling 3.333 bottles in August 2017
Serving temperature 12°C

Ratings & Reviews

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate (2014 vintage):
"The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Opoka Marjan Simcic was aged for 23 months in used French oak and comes in at 13.5% alcohol. Well, you have to say that no one is going to be confused about the grape. Very funky, very green and very vegetal, this is one of those Sauvignons that gives no quarter and asks none. You either like the da funk, or you don't. If you're not a hater, read on. The wood, surprisingly, does very little to mute that. It is all about the personality, not the wood. If the Sauvignonasse, also reviewed, had some personality, this triples down on that, for many, not always in a good way. It is reasonably concentrated and focused, though. Sourced from 46-year-old vines, this has 12+ year aging ability, says the winery. I'd be a bit more careful about that, personally, no matter how long it theoretically ages." – Mark Squires (Apr 28. 2017)