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Vinarija Kozlović

SANTA LUCIA NOIR 2009.

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  • Grape variety: Merlot 50%,
    Cabernet Sauvignon 30%, Teran 20%
  • Category: dry red wines
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: single vineyard Santa Lucia
  • Age of vineyard: 4 - 6 years
  • Altitude of vineyard: 240 m
  • Vineyard orientation: southwest
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual grape selection, fermentation, pressing
  • Aging: barrique 18 months
  • Maturation in bottles: 6 months
  • Alcohol by volume: 14,6 %vol
  • Total acidity: 5,7 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 3,1 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75l
  • Serving temperature: 18 °C

Winemaker`s notes:

Classical bordeaux with an iresistible touch of istria expressed through hints of violet colour, liveliness and intensity in flavour. In colour it is deep, dark red with hints of violet. The scent is intense and seductive in which the dominating aroma of tomato leaves is intertwined with fresh and fruity aromas of currants, blueberries and sour cherry jam. The smell is layered and long lasting, the longer it is left in a glass the better, since the aromas keep developing when the initial fruity and herbal aromas are enriched with spicy tones of cloves and tobacco. In flavour Santa Lucia noir is rich and full but at the same time unexpectedly fresh. Perfectly balanced acidity gives it a feeling of playful fruitiness and vibrancy with a rich extract which is visible in the perception of fulness and sweetness. Tannins are well featured and are responsible for the stability and backbone of Santa Lucia noir, the aftertaste is an etremely appealing and long lasting flavour of spicy fruitiness. It has a great potetntial for maturation in bottles.

Combining with food:

Steak and other juicy red meats. Grilled veal, veal chops, crispy duck and juicy roasted meats. Because of it`s rich extract and strong aroma it can also easily carry piquant meat sauces.

Aging potential:

best from 2013 to 2023

Awards:

  • Gold medal: "Vinistra" / 2012
  • Silver medal: "International wine challenge" / 2013

Gallery:

Kozlovic fresh
Kozlovic premium
Kozlovic authentic
Kozlovic ultra premium
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