Grand Cuvee Reserve 2009

Dry red wine

Year: 2009
Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vranec
Alcohol: 13,6vol%
Annual Production: 10000 bt

Color: Deep purple red
Aromas: Grainy fruits (grapes, blackberries, plums), complex spicy aroma(cloves, cinnamon) and tobacco.
Taste: Silky and harmonious, with soft ripe tannins anda long lasting finish. The wine is not filtered and is aged in barriques for 30 months.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 3
Acidity (g/l): 6,6

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 months in Macedonian and French 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 lamb racks, angus steak, stewed red meat, powerful cheese

Vineyard: 15 years old vineyard from The Vardar River Valley Region. 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 2009. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.

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