Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Varieties: 100% Merlot
Alcohol: 13 vol%
Annual Production: 15000 bt.
Color: Ruby red
Aromas: pleasant red fruit aromas (blackberry, plum) with hint of vanilla.
Taste: Medium bodied with smooth tannins and long finish.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 1
Acidity (g/l): 5.1
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 spaghetti and meatloaf, cheeseburger, Chinese crispy duck, braised short ribs.
Ageing Potential: Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in optimal conditions wine will improve in the next 4-6 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.