Syrah 60%, Xinomavro 20%, Merlot 20%.
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.
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.
Pairing harmoniously with juicy red meats, venison, barbecued or spicy cooked. Meat pies as well. Paired with aromatic-piquant cheeses assures another intriguing suggestion.
Best served at 16-18ο C. (60,8-64,4 ο F).