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Primary Notes: Blueberry, blackberry Licorice Floral Graphite
Tannin: Medium -
Alcohol (%): 15%
Origin & Awards
Origin: Tikveš, Macedonia
Awards: > 90 Points
Serving Temperature: Best served between 16 - 18 degrees
Asian Food Pairing: KBBQ, lamb skewers
Western Food Pairing: Prime rib, roasted lamb
Tikves Bela Voda 2017
Deep ruby red colour, with classy aromas and flavours of creme de cassis, licorice, graphite and floral nuances. It has a full body and an elegant and focused profile on the palate with hints of sweet fruits. it has solid concentration, ripe tannins and impressive length.
Blend of Vranec 70% Plavec 30%.
Manual harvest in 20 kg casks, the grapes are chilled in a cooling room at a temperature of 6-7°C in concrete vats. Cold maceration at a temperature of 8°C for 2 days, skin maceration for 21 days. Average temperature of fermentation is about 26-28°C.
The clay soil of Bela Voda and the typical Mediterranean climate, perfectly suit the varieties of Vranec and Plavec, a blend of which this wine is made. Aged in new French barrique barrels for 15 months, exhibiting exquisite aromas of black fruit and cocoa along with perfectly smooth tannins, this wine captivates you with its rich, full body and fruity structure.
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.