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Primary Notes: Black currant, black cherry Strawberry, raspberry Herb Spice
Secondary Notes: Vanilla, chocolate, toasty
Body: Medium +
Tannin: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 14.5%
Origin & Awards
Origin: Tikveš, Macedonia
Grape: Pinot Noir
Awards: > 90 Points
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16 - 18 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: Grilled tuna, braised lamb
Western Food Pairing: Game stew, steak
Tikves Lepovo Pinot Noir 2016
The single vineyard, pungent and ruby coloured, Pinot Noir exhibits an aroma of ripe blackcurrants, with herbal and spicy nuances and a complex taste of strawberries and raspberries, rounded by vanilla, chocolate and toasty notes. Lepovo’s terroir provides a full mouth sensation and a lingering finish of cocoa and black cherry. Quite complex, yet a well-balanced and age-worthy Pinot Noir.
Manual harvest in 20 kg casks with fermentation in stainless steel vats, ageing in new oak barrels. Long maceration for 18-20 days at an average temperature of fermentation: 26-28°C.
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 Tikveš region is “protected” on three sides by mountains which prevent the northern winds from reaching the vineyards. The following types of soil prevail in the Tikveš region: Rendzina, Vertisol, deluvial, alluvial soil and Terra Rosa.
AWARDS & ACCOLADES
- 91 Points