Vineyard at Besvichki Livadki micro location, Demir Kapija district, Tikvesh wine region
Varietal Composition: 100% Vranec
The color of this wine is incredibly deep and intense, which in the best possible way reflects the meaning of the name Vranec (black stallion). The aromas are intense and complex, with clear notes of cherry, blackberry, blueberry, and chokeberry. The taste of this is an extremely complex and rich wine with a pronounced full body where notes of cherry, blackberry and chokeberry reappear. Tannins are rich, but incredibly delicate, velvety, and well blended. Despite the pronounced dominance and power, Vranec Victory is incredibly well-balanced, fascinatingly elegant, harmonious, and drinkable wine. The aftermath is extremely long.
It is wonderful in combination with pork roast in prunes, steak and blue cheese sauce.
Total acids: 6.9 grams per liter
Sugars: 24.6 grams per liter
Alcohol: 14.5 % vol.
Harvest: The moderately rainy winter was followed by a warm spring, which created ideal conditions for an early start to the season. Rainfall was in normal quantities and evenly distributed throughout the year. These conditions, which had the same course during the harvest, contributed to the high quality of this year’s grapes and created excellent conditions for the expert teams for making and harvesting the grapes. The grapes were harvested at the middle of September. The grapes were picked by hand and then placed in crates.
- Grape crushing and de-staming.
- 48 hour cold maceration at0 48 hour cold maceration at 15 C degrees for softening the tannins
- 10 day fermentation at 23-250C degrees with natural yeasts.0C degrees during which a complete “overhaul” is done twice
- Complete “overhaul” is done twice
- Silent fermentation in tanks for 5 months
- Clarification, stabilization and bottling
Silver medal for Vranec Victory 2015 – Sakura Wine Awards 2017, Japan