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|Vines||Vranac 80%, Syrah 20% both derived from the best selections of the vineyard Zagarac.|
|Growing area||The vineyards of Zagarac, located in a hilly area exposed to the wind natural coming from the plain of Podgorica. Land abundant scheletro and rocks outcrops that makes them infertile and very mineral.|
|Density||6000 plants per hectare.|
|Production||7 tons per hectare.|
|Picking||Manual selection of grapes in the field.|
|Winemaking||The grapes entering the winery are subsequently selected by sorting table. Picking off following by the crushing with breaking of the light. Vranac is fermented in terracotta amphorae from 1000 liters in which lasts maceration for about 20-25 days. After fermentation, the wine is kept in amphora for malolactic fermentation in temperature-controlled environment. Syrah is vinified separately with fermentation and maceration in stainless steel for 25-30 days. Malolactic fermentation is also done in steel.|
|Refining||A part of the Vranac is maintained in amphora also for the refinement, the remaining part instead it, is aged in wooden barrels of 15 hl for 15 months; Syrah instead maintain the same period mainly in 500 litrs Tonneaux.|
|Serving suggestions||Roasts, stews and mature cheeses.|
|Serving temperature||18 °C / 64 °F|
84th International wine competition «Novi Sad»
Gold medal for the quality
Silver medal for the quality
AWC Vienna 2017
Gold medal for quality
The variety Vranac - authentic Montenegrin variety. Besides Montenegro, this variety is also grown in Serbia and Macedonia.
Basic description of this variety with all ampelographic characteristics, was given by academician Marko Ulicevic 1972. «From this variety produces the dry wine, with unique taste and character, which is characteristic for the Balkan. The berries are large and dark, but the wine is moderately strong and very generous.
Young wines produced from varieties Vranac are light colored, with a taste reminiscent of fruit jelly. Strong structure with tannins gives freshness. After aging 1-2 years, color of this wine becomes intense ruby. The scent becomes complex, with tones of cinnamon, chocolate, sweets, color, dark fruit and wood, such as oak. Palate was strong, the sharpness develops during the long and fine round finale».