Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Varieties: 100% Merlot
Alcohol: 13,5 vol%
Annual Production: 4500 bt
Color: gentle rose
Aromas: strawberries, raspberries, spices
Taste: Pleasant and fruity with medium body and fresh aftertaste.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 1
Acidity (g/l): 4,9
Vinification: The fermentation of the grape juice is processed in 5 tones tanks with controlled temperature. Wine was produced with saignee method.
Serving Suggestions: At 10—12C with lobster, salmon, tuna, duck or delicately cooked rare lamb. Also nice with young creamy cheese like camembert and brie.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in optimal conditions the wine will keep its freshness in the next few 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 August by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.