Clai Wines

Ottocento

Ottocento red

Ottocento red is a cuvée made of Merlot and Refosco. Grapes are collected from the wines that are 10 to 25 years old and which are close to the cellar. Even though Merlot it is not local varietal, it is very good adjusted on the position and climate and it is very good blended with Refosco. High quality red wine, enough authentic that when you drink it, you enjoy the minerality of the most prestigious Istrian soil, white soil.

Grape varietal
Refošk, Merlot
Viticulture
Organic
Free sulfur dioxide
16 mg/L
Category
Dry red wine
Yield per wine
1 – 1,5 kg
Total dry extract
27,2 g/L
Vintage
2015
Harvested
By hand
Reducing sugar
2,3 g/L
Alcohol content
14,5%
Harvest time
September
Wine growing area
Western Istria, Croatia
Total acidity
5,7 g/L
Soil composition
Dark, heavy clay
pH
3,67

Vinification

Grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed and gravity fed into large wooden barrels for maceration about a month which starts with natural yeasts on the temperature at 30 degrees Celsius. Grapes are mixed three times a day at which period they undergo also malo-lactic fermentation. After pressing it is aged at least two years into big oak barrels (1000 to 2500 l).


Wine production: Fermentation on the skins in open vats, without the addition of selected yeasts and enzymes

Aging: In large wooden casks

Bottle: 0,75 l


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