Santa Elena is a red wine, Merlot and Refosco coupage. It has been named after the vineyard in the vicinity of Oprtalj, lying 420 m above sea level, which also makes it among the highest positioned grapevines of the region. This is a full body wine of mild bouquet with the notes of forest fruits, cinnamon and carob. It is perfectly paired with red meat dishes as well as rich spicy dishes. It is best served at room temperature.
Grape variety: Merlot 50%, Refosco 50%
Category: Dry red wine
Alcohol: 14,5% vol
Wine growing area:Central Istria, Croatia
Vineyard: Santa Elena – 420m altitude
Technology: Spontaneous fermentation on the skins, without the addition of enzymes. Separated maceration – one for each vineyard, for 15-25 days. Own yeasts.
Aging: In small wooden barrels 12-16 months
Pairing: Red meat and spicy dishes.
Serving temperature: Best served at room temperature.
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