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Tikves Cuvee Methodius Vranec 2021

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Tikves Cuvee Methodius Vranec 2021

  • Grapes Vranec 90%, Merlot 10%
  • Country Republic of North Macedonia
  • Region: Tikveš
  • Abv 14.5 %
  • Contains sulfites Yes
  • Organic No
  • Vegan Yes
  • Vegetarian Yes
  • Case size 12 / 75cl
  • Winemaker Marko Stojakovic
  • Closure Screwcap
  • A deeply coloured red wine revealing vibrant aromas of blueberries and blackberries, with hints of chocolate and cocoa. Full bodied and harmoniously balanced, with ripe, smooth tannins and juicy plum and blackberry flavours.

Vranec (pronounced VRAN-ash) translates as 'strong, powerful horse' and wine made from this grape variety is associated with strength and opulence. Vranec also means black, and is often referred to as the 'black wine locally. The Tikve vineyards are sustainably cultivated, with 80% of the vines planted on the slopes of hillside plots with east or south easterly orientation. The vines are double Guyot trained and are planted in well drained clay soils which are rich in carbonates and naturally encourage high yields. Green harvesting takes place to reduce the yields and concentrate the flavours in the grapes. The grapes are manually harvested when they have reached optimal ripeness and maturity and are transported immediately to the winery.

Every wine tells a story about the synergy between the soil, sun, grapes and the country of its origin. The Tikveš Winery has been narrating the Republic of North Macedonia’s story as a winemaking country since 1885. However, the Republic of North Macedonia remains one of Europe’s last undiscovered wine countries: it is a natural paradise of vineyards, mountains, lakes and rivers, with a climate perfectly suited to producing quality grapes. Located in the Tikveš region, the Tikveš estate sustainably cultivates indigenous varieties such as Smederevka, Vranec and Kratoshija. The grapes are vinified in the state-of-the-art cellar equipped with the latest technology under the watchful eye of illustrious consultant oenologist Philippe Cambie, resulting in a series of authentic and characterful wines.

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