We’re returning tonight to the cooperative wine cellar of Brda. They have been releasing some refined wines, and one of the last ones to be added to the portfolio is deBaguer – composed of white and red state of the art cuvées that indeed stand out in their refined elegance. Today we’ll be tasting the white wine, a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc with maturation in oak.
deBaguer is the line that dons the surname of Silverio de Baguer, this count contributed significantly to the development of vine growing and winemaking in Brda as we know it today. He even took Picolit wine to the Vatican city, spreading thus the excellent name of wines from Brda. And it is in his honour that these wines are produced.
deBaguer white is a blend of Chardonnay and Sauvignon blanc produced with selected grapes from best plots spanning between 60 to 250 meters above sea level on grassed plots where only hand-picking is possible.
Each wine is produced separately. Grapes are cooled to 8 ° Celsius before pressing. The must is cooled down and left to settle for 48 hours. Chardonnay’s juice is then racked into French barrique barrels, while Sauvignon’s is racked into stainless vats. They matured in these vessels for 12 months after fermentation with batonnage.
deBaguer presents with a crystal clear, strawy yellow colour and dense texture.
Intense and pleasing aromas reveal ripe pineapple, yellow plum, fig, with a scent of pepper and tomato leaf. Gradually, we notice delicate notes of roasted nuts, vanilla and beeswax, which are finely enhanced with a hint of white marl.
The taste is intense. Softness rounds in our mouth while the pronounced freshness cleans the palate, leaving a mineral tang. A refined, elegant and full-bodied wine with lasting persistency.
deBaguer is a wine that only speaks of his long ageing potential, which will evolve in the coming years. A bottle will cost you approximately 23 Eur, and you can order it at their website, eVino and Vinoteka Sodček.