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Benedict Red Cuvée, Dveri Pax 2013

3.375000000 star rating 8 Reviews
Slovenian red that is mellow on the nose with plummy red-fruit notes and a twist of black pepper. The fruit shows maturity but the tension of the wine gives the impression it is far younger. The palate is mid-weight, fresh and focused with nice plummy, sour-cherry notes. Fun and something a little different, given the age.
Price: £11.50 Bottle
Price: £69.00 Case of 6
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Code: SL231

Wine characteristics

  • Red Wine
  • Medium-bodied
  • 75cl
  • Drinking now
  • 12.5% Alcohol
  • no oak influence
  • Screwcap

Dveri Pax

The Benedictine monks from Admont Abbey, across the border from Graz in Austria, have been producing wine in today's Slovenia since 1139. The name derives from the Slovenian for door (dveri) and the Latin word for peace (pax).

When Slovenia regained independence, they were able to reclaim and rebuild their old vineyards from 2001 onwards, investing considerable amounts of effort and money because the monks take an enviably long-term view and have good resources. A spanking new cellar was completed in 2007.

The estate is 320 hectares in size with 73 of those under vine currently. Winemaker Danilo Flakus followed Erich Krutzler (married to Elin Pichler of the top Austrian estate FX Pichler) who helped to establish the Dveri Pax reputation for excellent wines from its foundation, first as a consultant and then as manager and winemaker.

The Scotsman

This crazy mix of grapes: blaufrankisch, pinot noir and zweigelt is aged in Slavonian and French oak made by top Slovenian winery, Dveri Pax in Podravje region. Loved its plum and morello cherry flavours...
This crazy mix of grapes: blaufrankisch, pinot noir and zweigelt is aged in Slavonian and French oak made by top Slovenian winery, Dveri Pax in Podravje region. Loved its plum and morello cherry flavours and silky tannins.
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