Region: Tikvesh, Povardarje, Macedonia
Varieties: 50% Vranec, 50% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14,77 vol%
Annual Production: 5000 bt.
Color: Deep purple
Aromas: fruity aromas of blackberry, black plum, cherry with discreet chocolate scent
Taste: powerful smooth tannins, rich full body and long aftertaste
Serving Suggestions: At 16-18C with grilled red meat, spicy Chinese dishes, roast duck, pork dishes.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 3,8
Acidity (g/l): 5,8
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: 24 months in Macedonian and American Barriques
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 – Place called Smolnik. 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 2015. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.