Rodica Truške Red Reserve 2015
40% Refošk, 30% Merlot, 30% Cabernet Sauvignon
Maturation: 30 months of maturation in used barrique barrels until bottling
Wine region: Slovenian Istria
Alcohol value: 14.5% vol.
Sugar level: dry
Harvest: hand harvested
Serving temperature: 18 °C
Truške Red is a couvée of Refošk, Merlot, and Cabernet Sauvignon that has a ruby red color with a copper-like shade that shows us this wine is almost archive-like. On the nose, we sense rich aromas of ripe and over-ripe red fruits (plum, currant, and sour cherry) as well as notes of jams and marmalades that are enriched by aromas of wood, herbs, and spices. A hint of ethereal aroma shows us the longer period of maturation in wooden barrels. In the mouth, the wine is rich and fruity with almost velvet-like tannins and a complete and elegant after-taste.
We recommend the wine with meat stews (goulash and venison stew), red meat (steaks), aged cheese (Brkini cheese, Tolmin cheese). We recommend it with beef with aged cheese and roasted cherry tomatoes.