Dolenjska, different experiences

Metliška črnina

To the locals from Bela krajina the Žametna črnina wine represents what Cviček represents to the people from the Dolenjska region. The microclimate, ground and the diligence of the Bela krajina winegrower guarantee its quality. The wine is made from different grape varieties: 60% is made up of Blue Franconian, which gives the wine its rich flavour. Žametna črnina, which makes up at least 30%, gives the wine its pleasant aroma, which reminds one of the scent of forest fruit. The rest consists of other red grape varieties, such as Portugalka (Blauer Portugeiser), St. Laurent and Gamay. Metliška črnina is a Slovene medium wine; it is distinguished by its medium alcohol level (between 10.3 and 11.5%) and pleasant acidity (5.5 to 7.0 g/l). It is important for the wine to be served at the appropriate temperature – between 13 and 15°C. It is a dry wine, so it goes well with grilled dishes, mushroom dishes, game meat dishes and dried meat cold cuts.

Colnar tourist farm, +386 (0)7 307 5158, +386 (0)31 725 830, by prior arrangement

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