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.
This Bonarda has a rich violet colour, and exudes sensuous aromas of blueberry and blackberry. It is a vivacious wine, full of pure ripe fruit, yet soft in style with an attractive finish. Serve with roast lamb, ham and cheese and spinach Empanadas can be cellared for the next 5 years.
Deep ruby in colour with a mix of aromas such as cherry liqueur, liquorice, black fruits, pears & lychee. Elegant and mature in profile, the palate is juicy and round, with notes of cassis, vanilla, and blackcurrants with ripe tannins and a long and complex finish.
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.
The nose shows an array of perfumed characters such as violets, oregano & thyme, along with glacé cherry aromas. Sweet ripe cherry fruit dominates the front palate which then develops into a more savoury wine, showing earthiness, toasted spices and lovely dried herb characters.
Deep violet, almost black, color. To the nose it has spiced notes with some forest fruits and berries. Very sweet and complex. On the palate it's smooth and round, fleshy and concentrate. The wood is attractive and harmonious, with a long, robust finish.
Opaque purple in colour with ruby tints. Profound aromas of blackberry, blackcurrant and blueberries with spice notes and touches of mint. On the palate it is rich, velvety and robust with flavours of chocolate, blackberry jam and liquorice notes. Well structured with firm, yet ripe tannins and a very long, spice-driven finish.
The Kaiken Classico Malbec has an intense ruby red colour. Fruity aromas intermingle with wildflowers and blackberries, accompanied by notes of coffee and chocolate from the oak ageing. The palate is smooth, with well-balanced acidity, round and elegant tannins and a medium-long finish.
The Black Shiraz is an extreme example of this style, deep colour, huge palate and high alcohol. This wine upholds the tradition with strong blackberry and plum aromas over toast, vanilla and spice. The palate is full flavoured and intense with rich blackberry, plum, blueberry and spicy characters. The tannins are very ripe and dense giving great structure and length to the palate.
A unique, idiosyncratic blend that delivers multiple layers of flavour. Shiraz brings fruit depth and structure, combining beautifully with the aromatics and spiciness of Grenache, Mourvedre adds wild earthy notes to the blend and complements the firm, savoury character of Tempranillo, to surround and soften the palate of this multi-dimensional wine.
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.