Montenegrin Merlot

Famous French variety preserved its best properties in Podgorica’s viticultural area, but it also became subtle as a result of sunshine, rocks and grapevines in the junction of Mediterranean and continental climate. The best properties of the selected clones of the variety Merlot with Vranac variety have been trasnformed into Montenegrin Merlot – premium red wine, controlled origin and quality.

Montenegrin Merlot 2013

Vino je zatvoreno rubin crvene boje, karakterističnog sortnog ukusa, sa diskretnim mirisom ruže. Prefinjeno vino, skladnog bukea i punoće, što ga čini tipičnim za čuvena vina crnogorskog vinogradarskog rejona.

SERVING

Temperature:  16-18ºC.

Glass: velika trbušasta čaša

MATCHING WITH FOOD

The wine is dark ruby colour, of the particular varietal taste with the discreet scent of rose. Subtle wine, harmonious bouquet and fullness which make it typical for the renowned wines of Montenegrin viticultural area.

 

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Montenegrin Merlot 2013

HARVEST

One of the best harvests in the history of our winery, especially for the red wines.The grapes have extraordinary polyphenolic contents regarding both the quantity of total polyphenols and their composition and maturity.

ORIGIN

Viticultural areas: Valley of Lake Skadar , Podgorica’s viticultural area

Location:  Ćemovsko polje, microlocality Šipčanik new plantation, Nikolj Crkva, Cijevna bunar 7, Cijevna bunar 9

Size of the vineyard: 50.41ha

Exposition : North-South

Soil: skeletal soil with over 2.500 hours annually

Planting density: 2.60 x 0.70m and 2.60×1 m

Growing type:  bilateral horizontal cordon, unilateral Guyot

Average age of the grapevines: from 5 – 13 years

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietal composition: Merlot, complementary variety Vranac

Yield: 9-11 t/ha

Harvest time: first half of September

Manner of harvest: manual

Vinification: in the inox vats

Temperature of fermentation: 23-25°C

Duration of fermentation: 14-16 days

Duration of maceration: 14-16 days

Malolactic fermentation: yes, spontaneous

Aging: in the tank, oak vessels, bottles

The duration of aging: 2 years

Chemical analysis: pH -3.60; total acids- 5.10g/l; alcohol-14.4 % vol.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

2014

Montenegrin Vranac 2010, Silver medal, MUNSUS VINI 2014, Germany

Montenegrin Varnac 2010, Bronze medal, IWSC 2014, Great Britain

2013

Montenegrin Vranac 2010, Bronze medal, Balkan International Wine Competition and Festival, Bulgaria

Montenegrin Vranac 2010, Silver medal, Concours Mondial de Bruxelles, Belgium

Montenegrin Vranac 2010, Gold medal International Wine Contest Bucharest, Bulgaria

Montenegrin Vranac 2010, Silver medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

Montenegrin Vranac 2009, Bronze medal, Decanter Word Wine Awards, Great Britain

2012

Montenegrin Vranac 2009, Gold medal, LES CITADELLES DU VIN, France

Montenegrin Vranac 2009, Gold medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

Montenegrin Vranac 2009, Gold medal, Jadranski sajam Budva , Montenegro

2011

Montenegrin Vranac 2009, Gold medal, China Wine Awards, China

Montenegrin Vranac 2008, Bronze medal, International wine and spirits, Great Britain

Montenegrin Vranac 2008, Gold medal, Jadranski sajam Budva, Montenegro

Montenegrin Vranac 2008, Gold medal, International Fair Novi Sad, Serbia

2010

Montenegrin Vranac 2007, Silver medal, Les Citadelles Du Vin, France

Montenegrin Vranac 2007, Silver medal, Vinagora, Hungary

Montenegrin Vranac 2007, Silver medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

Montenegrin Vranac 2007, Gold medal, Vino Slovenija, Slovenia

Montenegrin Vranac 2007, Favorite brand, VI Brand Fair, Serbia

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