We’re returning to Bojan Kobal tonight as there is an expression of a Sauvignon Blanc we should not miss. We’ll be tasting his black-labelled, single-vineyard wine which matured in oak.
We’re speaking of one of Bojan’s most prestigious vineyards from the steep slopes of Haloze hills. All wines under the black label undergo a similar production process. Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed and crushed. Spontaneous fermentation with maceration kicks in, and the wine is then finally matured in barrique for twenty-four months before bottling.
This results in a Sauvignon Blanc with crystal clear, strawy yellow colour with a slight golden edge and pronounced density.
The bouquet is intense and combines varietal perceptions with maturation in wood. We detect thyme, elderflower, pear and apple with a slight gooseberry note. At the same time, scents of vanilla, butter and beeswax are glimpsed.
The taste is intense, soft and moderately warm. Emphasized freshness cleanses our palate and leaves a touch of minerality. A full-bodied wine of intensity and elegance, with a lasting taste.