Today we’re returning to a special guy. A guy who is celebrating his birthday today, and what better way to celebrate if not by opening one of his bottles. I’m speaking of Miha Batič – Cheers mate! This time I’m tasting his Cabernet Sauvignon selekcija, a rich wine marked by long oak ageing.
This is actually the first vintage vinified as a full-on red wine, as until then, all of the Cabernet Sauvignon was dedicated to producing their notorious rose. The Batič family are avid believers of biodynamic practices, and all the wines are produced in this manner. They have several plots of Cabernet Sauvignon planted, with the oldest dating back to 1999, planted in a mixture of clay and marl.
Grapes were hand-harvested, destemmed and crushed. The mash macerated for twenty-five days at uncontrolled temperatures in open vats with vigorous cap management, starting spontaneous fermentation. Following gentle pressing, the young wine was racked into barrique barrels where it matured for twenty-four months, also conducting malolactic fermentation. Finally, it was bottled without filtration and waited patiently in the cellar before coming to the market.
This results in a Cabernet Sauvignon of deep, ruby red colour with dense texture reflecting in slowly slipping, coloured tears.
The bouquet is intense, particularly emanating ripe fruit. I’m surprised with scents of wild strawberry jam, black currants, ripe blueberries, red roses. This opening to sweet spices of cloves, cinnamon, a hint of chocolate, forest undergrowth and black pepper.
A dry wine with pronounced softness, reasonable warmth, yet fresh, with just the correct dose of round tannins and at the same time mineral. An elegant wine with a vigorous body and long-lasting taste. Flavours of ripe forest fruit, sweet spices and herbs are also detected on the palate.
Undoubtedly this is a wine that will defy time for many years to come, and it will cost you approximately 22 Eur. You can order it by calling +386 41 372 300 or sending an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org as they frequently deliver throughout Slovenia. It is also available at Koželj, Vinoteka Sodček and Green papa.