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Tikveš Barovo Single Vineyard 2016
£101.75 Price Per Case ( 6 Bottles )
Winner of the Decanter World Wine Award: Platinum
Country - Macedonia
Region - Tikveš
Grape Varieties - Kratoshija 65%, Vranec 35%
Alcohol by volume - 14.5%
Bottle - 75cl
Producer - Tikveš
Tasting notes - Complex and elegant aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries combine with subtle hints of vanilla and toasty notes. Beautifully textured with a mouth-filling palate of ripe berried fruits against a mineral backdrop and a long lasting finish.
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The Tikveš Winery has been narrating the Republic of Macedonia’s story as a winemaking country since 1885 - if you're not already acquainted, now's the time.
Their tasting notes? "Richly concentrated on the nose with blackcurrant, smoke and ripe cherry. Grainy and polished on the palate with subtle oak, gorgeous plummy fruit and fine acidity running throughout."
This is an intriguing blend of two indigenous Macedonian grape varieties known for strong, opulent wines: Kratosija and Vranec.
It's best served with grilled red meats, and followed by a cheese board.
2015 was characterised by good weather conditions throughout the growing cycle, resulting in an excellent balance between sugar, acidity and flavours. The red wines from 2015 are particularly potent, rich in tannins and flavours; ideal for ageing.
A blend of two indigenous varieties, Kratoshiya (pronounced krat-oss-SHEE-yah) has the same genetic origins as the Italian Primitivo variety. Vranec (pronounced VRANash) translates as 'black stallion' and wine made from this grape variety is associated with strength and opulence. The double Guyot trained vines are grown in a hilly plot with a south eastern orientation. Planted in well drained volcanic soils, the roots extend to a depth of 1.2 metres, where the soil is enriched with carbonates, minerals. This complex nutrition level imparts richness to the resulting wines. The vines are green harvested before véraison in order to further concentrate the flavours within the grapes. Harvest is undertaken manually, in order to ensure the grapes are picked at their optimum maturity.
The grapes were cooled for 12 hours, then destemmed, crushed and cold macerated for three days. Vinification took place over the course of 25 days, with regular pumping-over taking place in order to extract the desired levels of tannins, colour and flavours. Pressing took place in a pneumatic press which was followed by malolactic fermentation. 80% of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months, followed by a minimum of six months bottle ageing.
Complex and elegant aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries combine with subtle hints of vanilla and toasty notes. Beautifully textured with a mouth-filling palate of ripe berried fruits against a mineral backdrop and a long lasting finish.
A great match with grilled or roasted red meats followed by a cheeseboard.
Kratoshija 65%, Vranec 35%
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- 6 Bottles