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 Zilavka 2015

Tikveshiya Vineyard Region, Demir Kapija

 

Varietals composition: 100% Zilavka

 

Flavour descriptors:

Zilavka is a wonderful white wine with yellow-green color with shiny nuance, characteristic of the variety. The aroma is complex, fruity-vegetative, dominated by aromas of freshly cut green grass, Macedonian herbs and juicy aromas of green peach and melon. The taste is full, fresh, with pronounced mineral character and pleasant bitterness in the finish. The balanced acids in the taste add exceptional freshness to this wine.

 

Food paring:
We recommend to be consumed well chilled at a temperature of 10-12°C as an aperitif, or in combination with fish, seafood and chicken, but it also goes well with goat cheese and Edamer.Cheers!
 

Wine analysis:
Total acid:
5,3 g/l
Residual sugar:
1 g/l
Alcohol:
12,19%

 

Vintage:
After the moderate temperatures in February, the spring and the beginning of the summer were characterized with lower temperatures than the usual for the Tikveshiya region. However, in the second half of the summer we had enough sun and warmth which enabled the normal ripening of the grapes. The rainy weather during September led to a rather late harvest. The harvest took place in the moment of the technological ripeness of the grape, when the sugar and the acids are most balanced. The grapes were hand harvested and picked very early in the morning and late in the evening when the temperature is low in order to preserve the aromas.

 

Winemaking:

  • Chilling the grapes
  • The fruit is crushed and pressed while preserving the temperature below 12°C
  • Must clarification 
  • Fermentation with controlled temperature followed by processes for fining and stabilizing the wine
  • bottling