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 2012
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.
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 2012
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.
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
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.
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
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
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
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
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