Tonight’s story revolves around a masterful blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco. We’re returning to Fedora, to the upskirts of Vipava valley where the family Kobal, produces characterful wines, produced as a rendition to their ancestors. We’ll have a look at their Goli breg red, a blend of red grape varieties.
If you remember, each wine from Fedora comes with a fable. The story of Goli breg revolves around a limping man. He was a talented winemaker which produced an astonishing wine coming from a steep slope that he was the only one able to tame thanks to his limping leg.
And such is the essence in this wine, a rendition to the best berries one can harvest from three parcels. Grapes are coming from vineyards, aged between 25 and 35 years, named Erzeljski hrib, Golenbreg and V Meji, planted in marl and sandstone at an altitude between 200 and 250 meters above sea level, facing the south-east.
Grapes are destemmed and crushed, pomace ferments spontaneously and macerates for 30 days. The wine is then transferred to mature in used barriques for 12 months. After bottling it waits for a further 6 months before entering the market.
This results in a wine of ruby red colour, with a dense texture.
The bouquet is intense and recalls ripe wild berries, cherries, dried raspberries, and violet, eucalyptus, vanilla, cinnamon, black pepper, cedar and carob.
Its taste is majestic, the alcohol is nicely integrated into the structure. Its freshness and tannins are emphasized and pleasantly contribute to the longevity of an elegant, full-bodied taste. A charismatic meticulously produced wine guaranteed to please its drinker.
This wine shows a youthful character that will only develop with age. In fact, I’d like to tase it again in ten years, as it promises a tremendous ageing potential. You can order it straight at their online store, or Faladur, where a bottle will cost you approximately 18 Eur.