Time to head to the Kristančič family again, as I’d like to introduce you to Ronk‘s Bordeaux expression. We’ll be looking at their Selectus Red 2015 tonight, which could easily please lovers of the famed right bank.
For the Red Selectus, a combination of 80 % Merlot and 20 % Cabernet Sauvignon is used. Grapes are harvested from vines counting 30 to 55 years of age. The mash for this one was macerated for a good 100-day conducting both alcoholic and malolactic fermentation. The young wine was then racked in new and used barriques, and after a 36-month maturation, it was assembled. After the bottling, it waited for another year before its introduction to the market.
Selectus Red displays a deep ruby red colour with a slightly translucent edge and dense texture.
Its luscious bouquet reveals ripe cherries, plums, mulberries, violets, as well as notes of wood, cedar, chocolate, roasted nuts, carob and smoke.
The palate reveals a softness and good warmth. At the same time shows crisp freshens and minerality, with tannins that are slowly rounding and leave a slightly spicy touch. An intense, full-bodied wine with a lasting persistency and pronounced elegance.
A wine that has the potential to evolve itself in at least the next seven years. A bottle will cost you approximately 29 Eur, and it is available at Vini DOC Friuli.