Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Varieties: 100% Cabernet Franc
Alcohol: 14 vol%
Annual Production: 3000 bt.
Color: Ruby red
Aromas: Intensive spicy aromas (pepper), floral aroma of violet and aromas of forest fruits (blueberry, raspberry, redcurrant)
Taste: Medium bodied with pronounced tannins and pleasant finish.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 1
Acidity (g/l): 5
Vinification: Micro fermentation in 5 tones stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature and pumping over system, prolonged contact with the skins for greater extraction of desired compounds.
Serving Suggestions: At 16-18C with roast chicken, pork, roasted or grilled beef, duck, sausage, lamb, veal, hearty fish dishes.
Ageing Potential: If stored properly in optimal conditions wine will develop its potential in the next 2-4 years.
REGION AND GRAPE SPECIFICS
Vineyard: 15 years old vineyard from The Vardar River Valley Region – Microlocation called Vrshnik. The area of the plantation is with density of 4200 vines per ha cultivated in spur cordone system. Yields average around 8000 kg/ha.
Harvest: End of September by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks