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Marjan Simcic Merlot Opoka 2009

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Marjan Simcic Merlot Opoka 2011

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The Slovenian region of Brda lies immediately to the east of Italy’s Collio region. The two denominations, in reality, comprise one contiguous quality wine zone whose terroir is rudely bisected by an international border. Today many winemakers and grapes cross the border in both directions on short journeys from vineyard to cellar. The Simcic family trace their wine making story in the region back to 1860. The aim is to respect the historic traditions of the region in both viticulture and winemaking. The vineyards are farmed organically, yields are kept low and only natural yeasts are used. The wines are divided into three distinct ranges.

The Opoka wines are the most prestigious from the winery and are produced in only the most exceptional years.

The Merlot Opoka 2011 is the product of 45 year old vines. After fermentation in Stainless Steel the wine is aged in used 225l barrels for a full 48 months. The palate is harmonious and mature with plums, leather and dried violets. The finish is long and yields soft spices. 300 cases made

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