Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Varieties: 100% Merlot
Annual Production: 5000 bt.
Color: Ruby red
Aromas: Pleasant aroma of forest fruits (blackberry, blueberry, rose hip), roasted almond and vanilla.
Taste: Well balanced with full body, soft ripe tannins and a long lasting aftertaste.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 3,8
Acidity (g/l): 6,4
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.
Ageing: 18 months in French and American Barriques
Serving Suggestions: At 16-18C with chargrilled steak, roast beef or roast lamb preferably served rear, roast duck.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in optimal conditions wine will improve in the next 6-8 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.