Region / Location / Vineyard / Soil: Amyndeon plateau. Amyndeon viticulture zone. North-western Macedonia. “Children’s” & “Horses” sub-regions. 69ha of linear privately owned vineyard. Altitude of 620-710 m. Sandy - sandy clay soil of excellent drainage over thin limestone layer.
Vinification Method & Ageing:Destemming, no crushing, cold soak – skin contact under controlled conditions, alcoholic fermentation at gradual increasing temperatures, maintenance of wine “sur lie” for eight months with regular stirring. Eighteen months in Allie - Bertrange oak casks medium - light toast. No treatment or filtration before bottling, and twelve months in bottles.
Tasting Characteristics: Deep ruby color with purple hints. Powerful, pungent aromas of sweet cherry, candied plum and toasty vanillin oak. Full bodied and deep in dark fruit flavors, with a peppery and strong oak spicy accents background. The solid tannins build through the finish but there is plenty of supporting depth of fruit here, not to mention a bright acid lift on the back that adds energy. A ‘’Vin de Garde’’ with a great future.
Harmony: Pairing harmoniously with juicy red meats, venison, barbecued or spicy cooked. Meat pies as well. Paired with aromatic-piquant cheeses assures another intriguing suggestion.
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