PRO CORDE

Vranac Pro Corde

Vranac Pro Corde

VRANAC PRO CORDE

Vranac is the autochtonous Montenegrin variety, originated most likely, in Crmnica area even in the antique times- by spontaneous crossing or as a result of sponataneous mutations. It obviously got its name by black (vran-black in Montenegrin)colour of a ripe berry, namely its skin.

After seven years of research and tens of different micro and macro trials, it is by the beginning of the nineties that a completely new technology of vinification has been designed and in 1993, Vranac of an unusual name- Pro Corde (‘for heart’) has appeared in the market.

In the wine making of Pro Corde, a traditional maceration and vinification have been done by a particular, technological procedure, by which the contents of proanthocyanidols , natural ingredients of grapes, having the ability to bind free radicals and having a beneficial effect on human body, have been increased.

Vranac Pro Corde 2011

The wine has a very dark red colour, typical for Montenegin Vranac. The scents of the fruit with black berries , like blackberry and blueberry stand out, intertwined with the tones of sour cherries, dried spicy herbs and coffee. The tannins are visible, but interwoven into the soft, smooth taste, like dark chocolate. The wine keeps its basic fruity-spicy character in the long finish.

 

SERVING

Temperature: 16-18C
Glass: large, tulip-shaped glass

MATCHING WITH FOOD

Pro Corde is ideal with the good quality young beef meat-beefsteaks, roasted lamb, game meat but also with poultry-with roasted goose or duck meat. It is an excellent match for the spicy goulash as well aswith the grilled tuna. It is perfect with the mature, hard cheese.

TECHNICAL SHEET (Pdf)

VRANAC PRO CORDE 2011

HARVEST 

It is one of the best harvests in the history of the company, particularly the harvest 2011 for the red wines. The grapes had an extraordinary polyphenolic content regarding both the quantity of the total polyphenols and their composition and maturity.

VINEYARD

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

Location: Ćemovsko polje, microlocality Aerodrom

Size of the vineyard: 136 ha

Exposition: East – West

Soil: shallow, skeletal

Planting density:  2.60×0.80

Growing type:   double Guyot

Average age of the grapevines:  36 years

TECHNICAL INFORMATION

Varietal composition: 100% Vranac

Yield: 7-8 t/ha

Harvest time: September

Manner of harvest: manual

Vinification: vinification in the inox vats

Temperature of fermentation: 25-27°C

Duration of fermentation: 10-12 days

Duration of maceration: 10-12 days

Malolactic fermentation: yes, spontaneous

Aging: 35% in the big French oak barrels, 65% in the inox vats

The duration of aging: 2 years

Chemical analysis: pH -3.50; total acids- 5.30 g/l; alcohol-14.10 % vol.

INTERNATIONAL AWARDS

2014

Vranac Pro Corde 2011, Silver medal, MUNSUS VINI 2014, Germany

Vranac Pro Corde 2011, Silver medal, IWSC 2014 , Great Britain

Vranac Pro Corde 2011, Silver medal, Vinagora, Hungary

Vranac Pro Corde 2011, Gold medal, Vino Ljubljana, Slovenia

2013

Vranac Pro Corde 2010, Bronze medal, Decanter Word Wine Awards, Great Britain

Vranac Pro Corde 2010, Gold medal, Balkan International Wine Competition and Festival, Bulgaria

Vranac Pro Corde 2010, Gold medal, International Wine Contest Bucharest, Bulgaria

Vranac Pro Corde 2010, Silver medal, Mundus Vini, Germany

Vranac Pro Corde 2010, Silver medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

2012

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Silver medal, Wine Festival San Antonio, USA

Vranac Pro Corde 2010, Gold medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

Vranac Pro Corde 2009, Silver medal, MONDE SELECTION, Belgium

Vranac Pro Corde 2009, Silver medal, The China Wine Awards, Hong Kong

Vranac Pro Corde 2009, Gold medal, International Fair Novi Sad, Serbia

Vranac Pro Corde 2009, Gold medal, Jadranski sajam Budva, Montenegro

2011

Vranac Pro Corde 2008, Silver medal, Decanter, Great Britain

Vranac Pro Corde 2008, Silver medal, Mundus Vini, Germany

Vranac Pro Corde 2008, Bronze medal, China Wine Awards, China

Vranac Pro Corde 2008, Gold medal, Jadranski sajam Budva, Montenegro

Vranac Pro Corde 2008, Gold medal, International Fair Novi Sad, Serbia

2010

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Gold medal, Les Citadelles Du Vin, France

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Gold medal, Vinagora, Hungary

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Gold medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Silver medal, Vino Slovenija, Slovenia

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Gold medal, VINOVITA, Croatia

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Gold medal, Gast Mix, Croatia

Vranac Pro Corde 2007, Gold medal, Jadranski sajam Budva, Montenegro