Tikves Methodious Red Cuvée 2019

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Primary Notes: Blueberry, blackberry, plum

Secondary Notes: Chocolate, cocoa

Tertiary Notes:

Body: Full

Dryness: Dry

Acidity: Medium

Tannin: Medium -

Alcohol (%): 13.8%

Origin: Tikveš, Macedonia

Maker: Tikveš

Grape: Blend


Awards: > 85 Points


Serving Temperature: Best served between 16 - 18 degrees

Asian Food Pairing: KBBQ, lamb skewers, satay

Western Food Pairing: Chargrilled steak, game pie, beef stew


Tikves Methodious Red Cuvée 2019

Seductive deep red colour, opens to vibrant aromas of blue and black berries with hints of chocolate and cocoa. It is full-bodied and harmoniously balanced with ripe, smooth tannins and juicy plum and blackberry flavours.

The vines for the Cuvee Methodius blend (Vranec (90%) and Merlot (10%)) are planted on a mixture of sites, primarily hillside plots with south-easterly orientation. The soils are well-drained and naturally encourage high yields, so green harvesting is practised - whereby they manually reduce yields - to preserve quality. The final wine is bottled with minimal sulphur and is an inky-coloured fresh red wine

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.


 - 85 Points