Ferdinand – Rebula Brutus, 2016

Ferdinand - Rebula Brutus, 2016
Ferdinand – Rebula Brutus, 2016
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

This day calls for an uncompromising wine. A wine that will indulge all of your senses and rock you thoroughly. We’re having a closer look at Ferdinand‘s macerated Rebula, a powerful wine, so rustic; it bears the name Brutus!

This Rebula is one kind that comes from a vineyard named Kalehe, it counts for 4.000 vines per hectare planted on Opoka, and the yield is 3.000 kilos per hectare, so concentration is vital. Selected berries are destemmed and put in barrels to ferment with must. When fermentation finishes, they refill the barrel and leave it there for a year.

The following year they separate the wine from the sediment and put it to mature for another year in oak barrels. It is then bottled without filtration and filtering and spends additional time in the bottle to incorporate and calm fully.

This results in a Rebula of deep golden yellow colour with amber hue. Its texture is dense, slowly turning in the glass and leaving thick, slowly descending tears on the glass’s walls.

The scents are alluring, intense. We detect resin, pine bark, dried apricot, flower honey, papaya crumbs, dried flowers, Boswellia, dried sage, star anise, nutmeg, cloves, caramel. It reveals a new face with each turn of the glass.

The taste is virtuous, presumptuous. Soft, but at the same time fresh, mineral and astringent. It astonishes with a complex structure. The elegance in this Brutus is accentuated and boasts a lasting, lusciously lasting aftertaste.

A determined and uncompromising expression of Rebula that enchants and indulges. So much it was featured in Simon Woolfs Top 30 Amber wines in Decanter, scoring 91 points. A bottle of this wine cost you 39 Eur, and you can get it at their online store or Koželj. It is also available at Wevino, Fina Slovina and other wine merchants across the globe.

It will continue developing for at least the next seven years with such a powerful character, and I’m curious to see how it will develop.

Ferdinand - Rebula Brutus, 2016
Photo: Mihaela Majerhold – Ostrovršnik

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