Sometimes you have the pleasure of opening an aged expression of Cabernet Sauvignon. So we’ll be diving in Cigoj‘s rendition of the 2007 vintage, which is ten years older than the current vintage we’ve already presented here.
Jordan Cigoj has planted his Cabernet sauvignon at positions that look to get the most out of sunlight. They are close to Vogršček lake, where the sun reflects onto dem and releases warmth during the night. The marly walls give the same beneficial event, and the gentle breeze takes care to keep them dry and disease-free.
At the time of harvest, vines counted a good fifteen years. Hand-picked grapes were destemmed and crushed, the pomace then fermented with maceration for a month. Finally, it was gently pressed and racked into barriques to mature for a year. After bottling, it waited patiently in the cellar and was finally introduced to the market. As you can deduct, this wine is from their reserve and was kept all this time in optimal conditions.
The Cabernet Sauvignon shows a ruby red colour and is dense in texture. Tears are slipping very slowly down the walls.
The bouquet is intense, bringing forth ripe fruit. We distinguish blueberries, mulberries, even roasted plums. Furthermore, hints of chocolate, cedar, and eucalyptus appear, leaving a touch of sweet spices and undergrowth in the finish.
Dry in taste, soft, with well-integrated alcohols. Freshness is ripe and nicely underlined by the minerality. The tannins are rounded-off, silky. A wine of accentuated elegance, full-bodied and with fairly long persistence. It has reached its peak, and I suggest you try and look for some bottles. It will be even better if you decant it before drinking and leave it to aerate.
It would be best if you enquired about this wine straight at the winemaker by calling +386 41 614 708 or sending an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.