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Tikveshiya Wine District, Demir Kapija

Varietals composition: 100% Vranec

Flavour descriptors:

The color of this wine is incredibly deep and intense reflecting the very meaning of the name Vranec (Black Stallion). The aroma is intense and complex with clear notes of cherry, blackberry, blueberry and aronia. On the palate this is an extraordinarily complex and rich wine with exceptionally full-body, where again, emerging are notes of cherry, blackberry, blueberry and aronia. The tannins are rich but incredibly soft, velvety and well integrated. Despite its expressed dominance and power, Vranec Victory is amazingly well balanced, fascinating elegant, harmonious and drinkable wine. The aftertaste is remarkably long.

Food pairing:

It goes exceptionally well combined with roasted pork topped with plum sauce, beefsteak and blue cheese.

Wine analysis:
Total acid: 6,9 g/lit
Residual sugar: 24,6 g/lit
Alcohol: 14,5% by volume

Vintage:
A warm spring followed a moderately rainy winter, giving an early start to the 2015 growing season. The rainfall was in normal amount and equally dispersed throughout the year. These conditions, which continued through most of the harvest season, fostered high-quality grapes and set a relatively easy pace for the vineyard and winemakers. The grapes are picked end of October 2015, late harvest, with 10-15% dried grape bunches from 30 years old vineyards. The grape is harvested in late cooler night hours, hand picked and then collected in wooden crates.

Winemaking:
  • The fruit is crushed
  • 48 hours cold maceration on 15°C to soften tannins
  • 10 days fermentation at 23-25°C during which complete “remontage” is conducted twice
  • Malolactic fermentation to fine tune acids and textural balance
  • Still fermentation in tanks for 5 months
  • Fining, stabilization and bottling
Awards:
  • Silver medal -Vranec Victory 2015 - Sakura Wine Award 2017, Japan