Cabernet Merlot Learn Riserva - 2015 - Winery Glassierhof - Stefan Vaja
IUGUM (iou-gum) is a made up name. It means "yoke" in Latin. A yoke is that wooden piece with hitched oxen into pairs, but the word "Iugum" is also used in very early agricultural texts in reference to tines being trained on a support.
The colour is impressively deep, almost black tinged with violet; open on the nose with concentrated aromas of violets, blackberries and black cherries, all nicely meshed with savoury flavours, coffee and dark chocolate. A powerful and supple wine with assertive, youthful tannins and superb length.
The colour: dark ruby. A smell of raspberries and strawberries, a grace of blackberries. A complicated and, nevertheless, harmonious body, severity and acid in the unison, hard and concentrated. A velvety, persistent departure.
The late harvest and the high ripeness of the grapes provokes a powerful flavour of dark berries (elderberry, blackberry) and chocolate. Its potent and round tannin encountered in the mouth makes us aware of the primitive charm this grape variety is known for. this the wine draws its liveliness, power and energy.