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Vinarija Kozlović - Santa Lucia Noir 2015

Blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Teran from the location of Santa Lucia. Aged in barrique barrels for 18 months. Deep ruby color, with flavors of ripe black berries. Full-bodied and pleasurable freshness, with complex and distinctive character. Wine for connoisseurs with the potential of ageing for more than 10 years.

Santa Lucia Noir 2016

(0,75 L / 1,5 L)

Grape variety: cabernet sauvignon 30%, merlot 50%, teran 20%

  • Category: dry red wines
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: single vineyard Santa Lucia
  • Age of vineyard: 10 – 13 years
  • Altitude of vineyard: 240 m
  • Vineyard orientation: southwest
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual grape selection of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Teran. Maceration 20-40 days.
  • Aging: barrique 18 months, inox 6 months. Final maturation in bottle
  • Alcohol by volume: 14,5% vol
  • Total acidity: 5,7 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 3,3 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75l / 1,5l
  • Serving temperature: 18°C

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Santa Lucia Noir is cuvee produced from local grape Teran and international Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, grapes growing in our Santa Lucia single vineyard. The colour is opaque ruby red. Developing nicely on the nose, opening with the blend of meaty, oaky notes with hint of black cherries, black plums, and hints of leather. Refined freshness. Dry on the palate with velvety texture and supple tannins. Lush freshness of Teran is a good backbone to Merlot bringing softness and full body. Some coffee and wet leaves notes add to the complexity of taste. In short, palate speaks in elegant and fine tone of Istrian red blend. The finish is long and inviting

No brainer with steaks, game and matured hard cheeses.

Time will do it good, thus ageing potential is for sure till 2033.

  • Bronze medal: "Decanter" / 2020
  • Bronze medal: "International Wine and Spirit competition" / 2020
  • Gold medal: “Vinistra” / 2020

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