An indigenous varietal, the original Zinfandel, with some Tempranillo added. Komarna. VITICULTURE: The grapes for this wine are of the autochthonous Tribidrag variety (with a smaller content of up to 15% of the international variety Tempranillo), which is known as Zinfandel in the USA or as Primitivo in Italy. They are sourced from our own organic vineyards in the Komarna winegrowing area.
The vineyards are located on south-facing slopes with an incline of up to 30%, at an altitude between 50 and 100 meters. The earth is karst-like and consists of limestone with a small content of soil. The yield of wine per hectare is quite small and amounts to 18 to 27 hectoliters, which results in concentrated fruitiness and freshness. Irrigation is performed only in case of exceptional drought. WINEMAKING AND AGEING: Processing and vinification begin with the selection of grapes at our winery after they have been picked by hand. The owners perform this selection personally to make sure that only the best grapes are sent for further processing. The wine undergoes alcoholic and malolactic fermentation in a tank under controlled conditions. After this, it is aged under professional supervision in old barrique barrels made from French and American between 8 to 10 months. After filling, it is aged for at least 6 months before it is released into the market. TASTING NOTES: Youthful deep ruby color leads to a nose that is intriguing and complex displaying notes of ripe dark plums, figs, prunes, dark chocolate and attractive spicy notes. On the palate it is generous, ripe and juicy but very well-built with firm fine grain tannins and balancing refreshing acidity underpinning the overall structure leading to a pleasant finish.
FOOD PAIRING: This is a great wine to accompany rich stews, red meat dishes and a variety of cheeses.