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Pinot Noir is like a virus. Once you're infected, there's practically no cure.

Pinot Noir - the father of all pinot varieties

Tasting notes

  • The structure is delicate and fresh.
  • The tannins are very soft; this is related to the low level of polyphenols.
  • The aromatics are very fruity (cherry, strawberry, plum), often with notes of tea-leaf, damp earth, or worn leather.
  • Serving temp.: Cool to touch 17 °C (63 °F)

At the same time it is one of the most difficult varieties for cultivation: there is no system, there are no rules, neither in selecting the parcel, nor in deciding on the method of planting, nor regarding the right time for harvesting. This is a variety that never ceases to surprise - sometimes it brings joy, sometimes disappointment. It causes so many headaches that even a small success delivers great joy.

Whenever we are paid a visit by a tourist group and ask what we could offer, they most often ask for the Pinot Noir. This is the "acid test" of any winemaker. It showcases the producer as it is the most difficult to make faultlessly. There are not many Pinot Noir producers around the world. Any winemaker who would not pass for indifferent and desires a certain level of quality in all his wines has to be quite brave to include a Pinot Noir in his range.

Pinot Noir from our lands and renowned producers shows deeper garnet to brown colour demonstrating maturity. The nose is unmistakably of Pinot Noir, with gentle leather, earthy notes and forest fruits forming a very fine sensation. Dry on the palate with brave, firm, silky tannins, with just enough acidity that nicely lift its character and are giving the wine its longevity.

Food and wine pairing recommendation: Although Pinot Noir harmonizes well with a wide variety of foods, the best matches to show off the delicacy and texture of Pinot Noir are: grilled salmon, a good cut of plain roast beef, or any dish that features mushrooms as the main flavor element.

Where can you experience this:

BRDA - the Tuscany of Slovenia

It has been given the nickname the ‘Tuscany of Slovenia’ for its countless vineyards, rolling hills, and medieval villages.