Cuvee Prestige 2011

Dry red wine

Year: 2011
Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vranec
Alcohol: 13vol%
Annual Production: 3000 bt

Color: Deep purple
Aromas: Intense fruit aromas of blackberry, blackplum, grape and blueberry
Taste: Spicy with dominant vanilla flavor. One third of the wine is oak aged resulting in mature and well balanced body with soft tannins and a wonderful aftertaste

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: 30% of the wine was aged in Macedonian Barriques.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in certain conditions wine will show its potential in the next few years

At 16-18C with classic beef, game or lamb roasts or stews, or cheese (Camembert, Brie, Roquefort)

Vineyard: 19 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 cordonesystem. Yields average around 8000 kg/ha.
Harvest: End of September 2011. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.

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