Tikves Barovo Single Vineyard 2017

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Tikves Barovo Single Vineyard 2017

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.

 

Tikves Barovo Single Vineyard 2017

An intense and opulent wine showing raisined black
fruits complemented by dark chocolate and generous
toasty oak flavours.


Producer Note
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.


Vintage
2017 was characterised by having the smallest harvest recorded in the past 70
years. The yield was reduced by approximately 50% in the Tikves wine region as a
result of frost during the spring and at flowering. However, the grapes harvested
were healthy, with an excellent balance between acidity and sugar levels and the
resulting wines deliver good varietal characteristics.


Vineyard
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.


Winemaking
The grapes were cooled for 12 hours, destemmed, crushed and cold macerated for
three days. Vinification took place over the course of 25 days, with regular pumpingover 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
conversion. 80% of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months,
followed by a minimum of six months bottle ageing.


Tasting Note
Complex and elegant aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries combine with
subtle hints of vanilla and rich toasty notes. Beautifully textured with a mouth-filling
palate of ripe berried fruits against a mineral backdrop and a long lasting finish.


Grape
Kratoshija 65%, Vranec 35%

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