Chardonnay Smolnik 2013
Dry white wine
Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Variety: 100% Chardonnay
Annual Production: 10000 bt
Color: Green - yellow
Aromas: Pronounced aromas of citrus fruits, peach and tropical fruits.
Taste: Rich taste of pineapple, peach and citrus fruits. Long finish.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 1
Acidity (g/l): 4,4
Vinification: The fermentation of the grape juice is processed in 5 tones tanks with controlled temperature. Short contact with skins was done for greater extraction of desired aromatic compounds. Wine was aged with less (sur lie) two mounts.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in certain conditions wine will show its potential in the next few years.
At 10-12C with fish pie, simple salmon dishes (poached or with buttery sauce), chicken pork or pasta in a creamy sauce, Caesar salad
Vineyard: 15 years old vineyard from The Vardar River Valley Region – Place called Smolnik. The area of the plantation is with density of 4500 vines per ha cultivated in spur cordon and system. Yields average around 8000 kg/ha.
Harvest: Middle of September 2013. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.