BELA CAROLINA – WHITE CAROLINA
White Carolina is of gold and yellow colour. The smell is expressive, with a distinct smell of coconut, caramel and over ripe fruit. In the mouth the wine is dry, dense, with appropriate levels of acidity. Some discrete aromas of ripening and yeast are recognized. A very compact and harmonious wine, offering a long after taste.
Varieties: Chardonnay 60%, Rebula 35%, Sauvignon 5%
Geographical origin: The winegrowing district of Goriška brda is characterised by a hilly relief and a mild sub-Mediterranean climate.
Type of soil: Marl.
Vineyards: Terraced vineyards, between 25 and 35 years of age, grown under the system of Single Guyot. Planting density is 5 000 grape vines per hectare.
Harvesting: Manual harvesting in the second half of September and beginning of October.
Vinification: Chilled grapes are macerated for 48 hours then pressed at low pressure. Alcohol fermentation is at a controlled temperature. 20% of Chardonnay is matured in oak barrels. After a year, the wines are decanted and joined.