Wine produced on the 50th anniversary of the Plantaze and within the celebration of the grand Jubilee – 200 years from the birth of the Montenegrin ruler and bishop Petar II Petrovic Njegos. Authentic blend, dominated by Vranac, with a little Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, represents complex, strong and modern wine that aged in the best oak vats. Opulent aromas, velvety tannins and an impressive finish,complete the experience of a very harmonious and long-lived wine.
Deep and multi-layers flavors of the forest fruit,with mild vanilla notes, blend on the velvety, fruity palates. The wine is rich and harmonious, of powerful structure, succulent tannins and supple acids. In a very long and stable finish, the opulent fruity frame, consisting of the tones of blackberry, blueberry, cranberry and plums, interlaced with the traces of coffee, tobacco and earth. Powerful character, deep, stable and harmonious, this wine has a very good potential for further evolution and aging – more than 20 years.
Glass: a large, tulip-shaped glass
MATCHING WITH FOOD
With all types of beef steak, a barbecue, steamed and fried red meat, lamb, veal, meat prepared in a red sauce, spicy pastas.
TECHNICAL SHEET (Pdf)
Regularly good harvest concerning quality and yield of the grapes. Weather conditions for ripening grapes were favorable. The grapes were in good health.
Viticultural areas: Valley of Lake Skadar , Podgorica’s viticultural area
Location: Ćemovsko polje, microlocalities: Nikolj crkva, Šipčanik
Size of the vineyard: 2.310 ha
Soil: skeletal, shallow
Planting density: 2.60×0.70m; 2.60×0.80m
Growing type: bilateral horizontal cordon and single Guyot
Average age of the grapevines: 3-15 years
Varieties: Vranac 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10 %, Merlot 10 %
Harvest time: September
Manner of harvest: manual
Vinification: in the inox vats
Temperature of fermentation: 27-28°C
Duration of fermentation : 14 -16 days
Duration od maceration: 24 hours cold maceration at 6-8 °C
Malolactic fermentation: yes, inoculation with bacteria
Aging: in wooden barrels and French oak barriques
The duration of aging: 2 years
Chemical analysis: pH -3.50; total acids- 5.74 g/l; alcohol-14.32 % vol.
Vladika 2011, Bronze medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, Great Britain
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