Merlot Reserve 2008
Dry red wine
Region: Tikvesh, Macedonia
Variety: 100% Merlot
Annual Production: 5000 bt
Color: Ruby red.
Aromas: Pleasant aroma of forest fruits (blackberry, blueberry, rose hip).
Taste: Black berry-fruits, roasted almond and vanilla. Aged in barriques for 24 months, it is well balanced, with soft ripe tannins and a long lasting aftertaste.
Residual Sugar (g/l): 1,2
Acidity (g/l): 7,9
Vinification: Micro fermentation in 5 tones stainless steel tanks with controlled temperature and pumping over system, prolonged contact with the skins for greater extraction of desired compounds.
Ageing: 24 months in French and American Barriques.
Ageing Potential: If storage is done properly in certain conditions wine will show its potential in the next few years.
At 16-18C with chargrilled steak, roast beef or roast lamb preferably served rear, roast duck.
Vineyard: 15 years old vineyard from The Vardar River Valley Region – Microlocation called Vrshnik. The area of the plantation is with density of 4200 vines per ha cultivated in spur cordone system. Yields average around 8000 kg/ha.
Harvest: End of September 2008. The grapes are harvested by hand and placed in 20 kg plastic casks.