Tikves Barovo Red has hints of blackberries, raspberries and dry plums. Moreover it has a powerful structure with supple tannins and a long lasting finish.
Annual production: 19.500 L
Every wine tells a story about the synergy between the soil, sun, grapes and the country of its origin.
The Tikveš Winery has been narrating the Republic of Macedonia’s story as a winemaking country since 1885.
However, the Republic of Macedonia remains one of Europe’s last undiscovered wine countries. Because it is a natural paradise of vineyards, mountains, lakes and rivers, with a climate perfectly suited to producing quality grapes.
Located in the Tikveš region of central Macedonia, the Tikveš estate sustainably cultivates indigenous varieties such as Smederevka, Vranec and Kratoshija.
The grapes are vinified in the state-of-the-art cellar equipped with the latest technology. Additionally it is under the watchful eye of illustrious consultant oenologist Philippe Cambie, resulting in a series of authentic and characterful wine.
2017 was characterised by having the smallest harvest recorded in the past 70 years.
As a result, the yield was reduced by approximately 50% in the Tikveš wine region because of frost during the spring and at flowering.
However, the grapes harvested were healthy, with an excellent balance between acidity and sugar levels. Hence the resulting wines deliver good varietal characteristics.
Vineyard Vranec (pronounced VRAN-ash) translates as ‘strong, powerful horse’ and wine made from this grape variety is associated with strength and opulence. Additionally Vranec also means black, and is often referred to as the ‘black wine’ locally.
The Tikveš vineyards are sustainably cultivated. Now 80% of the vines planted on the slopes of hillside plots with east or south easterly orientation.
The vines are double Guyot trained and are planted in well drained clay soils. These soils are rich in carbonates and naturally encourage high yields.
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Dense black centre with a deep garnet rim. The nose shows lashings of dark plums and chocolate with hints of mint. A wine of great dignity, its structure is superbly taut, with intense depth of fruit reined in by the firm tannins. As benefits a wine made in strictly limited quantities, this is a wine for posterity and may be cellared with confidence.
Good acid with soft tannins. Ripe red fruit mixed with fresh and spicy aromas. Long and dry on the finish. Unique "double fermentation process" combines Malbec grapes with dried Corvina grapes creating big aromas, intensity, yet soft tannins. Great value!
Black with deep violet reflections. At first there are aromas of figs, redcurrants and ink offering a rich fruitiness to the wine. This is followed by scents of cloves, vanilla, smoked meat and a touch of toasted bread. In the mouth it is a big and full bodied wine; fresh, juicy with touches of strawberries and cherries, and a pleasant acidity on the finish.
Deep, opaque royal purple, leaning to indigo hues. Very expressive on the nose, displaying gorgeous notes of violet flowers and shortbread. On the palate, it carries vibrant flavours of blueberry, boysenberry, jam and a precise note of black cherry pie, with chewy, ripe tannins. The fresh finish introduces pleasant spice tones that harmonize with the fruit.
Deep in colour, the nose is dense and complex with wild blackberries, raspberry, poached plum and an earthy peat character. It is precise and detailed yet difficult to describe. The palate has lots of pithy tannin and a delicate, textured mid palate.
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A traditional style of Bordeaux that has elegance and savoury fruit in abundance. Shows off the charms of succulent, plummy, wild berry fruit and the classic cedar aromas of good barrel ageing. Medium bodied with a long, complex finish.
A prestige Cuvee from Familia Zuccardi and a clear warning to other countries that Argentina is serious about making quality wine. Huge concentration of ripe strawberry and plum laden fruit. A rich, rounded and serious wine with well integrated oak and velvety tannins. This wine goes on and on. A hugely versatile wine that works with many meat dishes as well as cheeses.