Region: Tikvesh, Povardarje, Macedonia
Varieties: 100% Carmenere
Alcohol: 14 vol%
Annual Production: 1500 bt.
Color: Ruby red
Aromas: Striking aromas of ripe berry fruit, cherry and green bell pepper complemented by spicy aromas of green peppercorn, cocoa and coffee.
Taste: Rich taste with refined light tannins, medium body and pleasant aftertaste.
Ageing: 18 months in American and French barriques
Serving Suggestions: At 16-18C with roasted pork, roasted dark turkey meat, beef brisket, stews and lamb dishes or with goat cheese, white cheese, mozzarella.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 2,2
Acidity (g/l): 5,9
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.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in optimal conditions wine will improve in the next 6-8 years.
REGION AND GRAPE SPECIFICS
Vineyard: 5 years old vineyard from The Vardar River Valley Region – Place called Kosharishte. The area of the plantation is with density of 4200 vines per ha cultivated in spur cordone system. Yields average around 10000 kg/ha.
Harvest: End of September by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.