Damijan Podversic “Prelit” 2014


Producer: Damijan
Region: Friuli Venezia Giulia
Denomination: Venezia Giulia IGT
Vintage: 2014
Grapes: Merlot 70% / Cabernet Sauvignon 30%
Type: Dinner with either red or white meats
Alcohol: 13.5%
Color: Red
Bouquet: Vibrant fresh fruits with notes of vanilla
Taste: Amazing purity and smoothness of taste with small fruits and vanilla.
Serving temperature: 16°-18°C
Bottle size: 75 cl
Soil type: Ponca – Opoka / Sandstone/Marl
Vineyards altitude: 110/140 m a.s.l.
Vineyards exposure: south

PRELIT by Damijian is one of the premier wines from the Collio region and is an excellent testimony to the ability in winemaking of Damijan Podversic. Merlot’s fruity notes get accompanied by the elegant tannin of old Cabernet Sauvignon, which confers to the wine the important structure and a smooth final taste. The maceration begins in big barrels of oak for 40 days. Once finished the fermentation, it gets aged in 20 or 30 hl barrels for 3 years and rests for 1 year in the bottles. The presence of sediments is essential to keep the wine alive and to conserve it and keeps the taste fresh and alive all the way to the glass.