Vineyard at Popova Kula micro location, Demir Kapija district, Tikvesh wine region
Varietal Composition: 100% Zilavka
Description of the wine:
Zilavka is an extraordinary white wine that is characterized by a yellow-green color with a shiny shade, characteristic of the variety. The aroma is complex, fruity and herbal dominated by the aromas of freshly mown green grass, Macedonian herbs and juicy aromas of green peach and melon. The taste is full, fresh, with a pronounced mineral character and pleasant bitterness in the finish.
Balanced acids give exceptional freshness of this wine.
We recommend drinking well chilled at a temperature of 10-12 ° C as aperitif, or in combination with fish, seafood and chicken, but also goes well with goat and edam cheese.
Total acids: 5.3 grams per liter
Sugars: 1 gram per liter
Alcohol: 13.2% vol
After moderate temperatures in February, spring and early summer are characterized by lower temperatures than usual for the Tikvesh region. In the second half of the summer we still had enough sun and heat that allow normal ripening of the grapes. Rainy weather during September led to a somewhat later harvest. The grapes were harvested in time of its technological maturity, a moment when the balance between the sugars and the acids is perfect. Hand harvested.
– Cooling the grapes
– Grinding and pressing while maintaining a constant temperature of 14 C
– Clarifying the must
– Fermentation at controlled temperature
– Processes of clarification and stabilization of the wine