It is time we return to the Erzetič family to taste their Sauvignon Vert, bottled under one of the synonyms – Jakot. A wine that Čarga produces by maturation in barrique barrels and concrete vats.
Now, as you might be acquainted, the story of Jakot is not an easy one. Initially, this variety used to be known as Tokaj. Still, since Slovenia’s entry into the European Union, we had to change the name, as some customers could confuse it for a wine coming from one of our neighbouring countries. An unfortunate case that caused this variety to fall off the radar in terms of recognition, as it deserves all of the attention.
Grapes are handpicked at a vineyard that counts for more than thirty years. After destemming and crushing, the mash macerates for 16 hours until being gently pressed. 15 % of the juice is then racked into barriques and the remaining quantity into concrete vats where it ferments and matures for 18 months until finally being bottled.
This expresses in a Jakot with brilliant, crystal clear, golden yellow colour and dense texture.
Its aromas are intense. We perceive a combination of fruitiness and herbs. A ripe white peach is joined by notes of apple, gooseberry, pear and honeydew melon. We notice rosemary and yarrow, almond blossom and a gentle note of sweet spices.
The wine offers just the right balance of softness, freshness and minerality to work in a balanced way—a wine of intense and persistent, full-bodied taste with emphasized elegance.