Red Wine Merlot 2013 - Kabaj, Goriska Brda, Slovenia. The winegrower: The Kabaj Morel Family. Region: Goriška Brda, Slovenia. Alc.: 13,5% vol. Sweetness: Dry. Vintage: 2013. Volume: 750 ml. Grape variety: Merlot. Vinification: Maceration takes place for 30 days in contact with the skins in a stainless steel container (inox), wood and concrete. Maturation 4 years in oak 225 l. barrels (French oak) and additional 6 months in the bottles. Ageing potential: 2018 - 2028. Characteristics: The color is deep ruby. The bouquet offers both youthful and mature notes. It smells of ripe dark red and black fruits and chocolate with a hint of wood. The wine is dry in the mouth with a velvet texture and flexible tannins. Very intense and fruity character but still you can feel elegant freshness. Food pairings: Good for steak, game terrine or roasted duck. Also goes well with pasta, risotto and matured cheeses. Serving temperature: 14 - 16° C.