Klet Čarga Wines
Carga Sauvignon blanc 2017 13% This is a blend of crushed and whole bunch fermented lots. A very refined, elegantly styled wine with complex aromas of flint, boxwood, gooseberry, grapefruit and fresh sweat aromas, with narry a drop of pyrazines to be found anywhere. Concentrated gooseberry, citrus characters carry on in the mouth through a finely viscous, seamless texture driven forward by high acidity through a long, tapered finish. A touch of citrus juiciness wells up in after taste. 18.5/20
Carga Donna Ragina This sparkling wine using Method Traditional sparkling wine is a blend of Rebula and Chardonnay with touch of Pinot Blanc (adding softness). Kept for three years on lees it offers up quite atmospheric aromas, broad and biscuit, following on with apricot flavors counterpointed with Lemony acidity. 1995 first sparkling wines. Frothy with medium bubbles. Fine bead.
Carga Sauvignon Blanc 2019 Barrel Sample from a single vineyard at bottom of valley opens with intense sweat and edgy grapefruit aromas. Highly concentrated with a long finish. Potentially as good as 2017.
Carga Rebula 2018 12.5% Fermented spontaneously with wild yeast after two days of skin contact. Opens with subtle mineral, acacia flowers, lemon tea aromas. Soft and gentle in the mouth, rounded condensed with well balanced, juicy acidity. Very interesting characters, this wine is more about minerality, texture and fine acidity than fruit characters.
Carga Cabernet Sauvignon 2015 13.5% A very pure Cabernet style with wild flower florals and not a hint of green unripe characters, nuanced with spicy red/black fruits and white pepper aromas. Fine bodied structured with firm, fine tannins. Offers a mix of red and black current flavors outlined with juicy, fresh acidity that wells up on finish. 16.5/20
Carga Merlot 2016 14% Opens with a complex red fruit and spicy cedar aromas. Smooth, clean and transparently fruited in the mouth with very fine-grained tannins and ample acidity. Ends with a long minerally infused finish. A lovely, beautifully balanced, elegantly styled wine. 18.5/20
Carga Ta Star 2015 A blend of 80% Merlot with Cabernet Franc. Opens with strong, greenish, Cabernet leafy florals over baseline of red fruit characters. Wine retains a strong dominating element of oak derived vanilla on finish with very firm, slightly rough tannins. Tasted 24 hours later there is still herbal unripe notes in nose, although starting to integrate, but still retains very austere oak tannins on finish. Possibly needs more time to resolve. 15/20
Carga Cabernet Franc 2015 13.5% Nice typical, leafy Cabernet Franc floral-red fruit aromas. Quite complex nose. Smooth on entry but relatively very tight with red red fruit flavors and firm tannins. This wine needs more time to soften and show its best. 15.5/20