Slovenian red wine Bric Otelo: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Barbera. Vintage 2017, volume 1L.

BRIC Otelo 2016

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Red wine BRIC Otelo 2016.  

The winegrower: The Bric Family.
Region: Vipava Valley, Slovenia.
Alc.: 13.5% vol.
Sweetness: Dry.
Vintage: 2016.
Volume: 1 L.
Grape variety: Barbera 34 %, Merlot 33 %, Cabernet Sauvignon 33 %. 
Harvest: September, hand picking.

Maceration takes place for 10 days in contact with the skins in a stainless steel container without the addition of selected yeasts. Gentle compression with a pneumatic press. Maturation: 18 - 24 months in oak barrels. Maturation in the bottle: at least 1 month.

Ageing potential: 2018 - 2025. 

The wine is a deep ruby colour. The bouquet is very spicy, which can be attributed to the large proportion of barberry and cabernet sauvignon. We also can find blackberries, black fruit, chocolate and earth. In the mouth, the wine is dry, with an abundance of acids that stand out slightly. The tannin content is high, the wine is bold, fairly robust, but good, as the grapes were very ripe. It will soften a bit over time.

Food pairings:
Good match with red meat: barbecue or steak.