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Tikves Alexandria Cuvée Rosé 2019

A fruity and flowery spirit
  • $40.00

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Primary Notes: Raspberry, Cherry, Strawberry Peach Orange, Grapefruit Rose, Geranium Mineral

Secondary Notes:

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Medium -

Dryness: Very Dry

Acidity: High

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13%

Origin: Tikveš, Macedonia

Maker: Tikveš

Grape: Merlot

Fermentation: Steel Only

Awards:

Decanting: No

Serving Temperature: Best served between 10–12 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: Sashimi, seafood hotpot, Seafood fried rice

Western Food Pairing: Light Mediterranean salads, grilled fish, seafood risotto.

Description

Tikves Alexandria Cuvée Rosé 2019

The Tikves Alexandria Cuvée Rosé is a bone dry rosé that comes in a pale salmon colour. Gentle nose with fruity-flowery scents of roses, geranium, peach and wild raspberry. The medium-bodied palate has a crisp acidity that makes it undeniably refreshing. Light cherry and wild strawberry flavours combine with layers of grapefruit, orange and minerals for an elegant and fresh aftertaste.

A blend of 40% Merlot, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Pinot Noir. The fruit for this wine comes from 10–15-year-old vines growing in the Tikveš sub-region. The Tikveš wine sub-region is situated on the same longitude as Toscana in Italy, Bordeaux in France and the Napa valley in the USA. It is one of the biggest regions in Macedonia by square area and it is situated at latitude of 41-42˚. The climate is mixed Continental-Mediterranean. The south of the Tikveš region is dominated by a Mediterranean climate featuring long and hot summers. The vineyards have Vertisol soils and are "protected" on three sides by mountains, preventing the northern winds from reaching the vineyards. 

Manual harvest in 20kg casks from beginning to mid-September. The fruit chills in a cooling room of 6–7°C in stainless steel vats. Short maceration in inert press for 2 hours. Fermentation in stainless steel vats at 12–13°C.