Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Varieties: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14,2 vol%
Annual Production: 5000 bt
Color: Ruby red
Aromas: Striking aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries. Jammy dark berry-fruit aroma with a trace of vanilla which comes from the brief contact of wine with oak.
Taste: The wine is full-bodied, with soft and balanced tannins.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2.2
Acidity (g/l): 5.4
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 all red meats grilled or seasoned with aromatic spices (cumin, coriander, cinnamon) along with creamy, cheesy polenta or grilled veggies.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in optimal conditions wine will improve in the next 6-8 years.
REGION AND GRAPE SPECIFICS
Vineyard: 20 years old vineyard from The Vardar River Valley Region, microlocation called Smolnik. 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