Merlot - Istra
MERLOT is a high quality wine in this district, whose distinctive traits are especially intense cherry-coloring, long and fairly intense bouquet that reminds us of the smell of mown grass, red currants and fresh forest fruits. The wine is full of extract. The aging process is done to obtain a sophisticated elegant wine bouquet of dry plums, marmalade, vanilla or as mature forest fruits ... For the growth of these varieties, the best growing location is Debeli Rtič. There, the Istrian Merlot reaches the most typical character with rich tannins and antocioni.
Premium wine, dark ruby red color with a fruity aroma that is reminiscent of cherry, raspberry,blackberry and mulberry; rounded with aromas of vanilla, ripe plums, coffee and pastry crust. The taste is smooth, full-bodied, with soft tannins and a sweet expression of the long and warm pleasant feeling after drank.
Merlot goes perfectly with the dishes of pork, venison, beef and medium matured cheeses. Especially recommended: ham ravioli with tomato and garlic, lamb with onions and dried tomatoes and chicken stew with peppers, potatoes and olives. With maturation in bottle (1-2 years) the wine obtaines in finesse and gets the velvety taste.