Montenegrin Krstač

2017
Superior white wine
Wine of light golden color with green reflection. It was named after the eponymous native white variety Krstač, which has grown in the vineyards of Podgorica from ancient times. This variety has a specific berry size and form which resembles a cross, after which it got its name.
Montenegrin Krstač

Description

Year of manufacturing 2017
Wine variety Krstač
Alcohol 13.0%

Wine of light golden color with green reflection. It is characteristic by its fruity aroma, reminiscent of ripe peaches and pears. It was named after the eponymous native white variety Krstač, which has grown in the vineyards of Podgorica from ancient times. This variety has a specific berry size and form which resembles a cross, after which it got its name.

Light, fresh with mineral tones and very pleasant, invigorating acid.


Pairing with food

Fish and seafood appetizers, light chowders, saltwater and freshwater fish, less spiced chicken, soft, white cheese. Well-chilled it is ideal aperitif.


Awards

Technical characteristic

Harvest

The vintage of 2017 was perhaps one of the best in the company’s history. Climatic conditions were very favorable for the smooth achievement of full technological ripeness of grapes. Because of high temperatures that followed, there was slight drying of berries and the concentration of its ingredients.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Valley of Lake Skadar, Podgorica’s viticultural area
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje; microlocalities: Nikolj Crkva, Šipčanik new plantations, Tuzi, Dinoš, Cijevna bunar 7.
EXPOSITION north-south and southeast-northwest
SOIL skeletal with more than 2.500 hours of sunshine annually
PLANTING DENSITY Nikolj crkva and Šipčanik new plantations 2.60×0.70 m; Dinoš and Cijevna Bunar 7, 2.60×0.90 m; Tuzi 2.60×1.00 m
CULTIVATION unilateral Guyot – Nikolj crkva and Šipčanik new plantations  2.60×0.70 m; Dinoš and Cijevna Bunar 7, 2.60×0.90 m; Tuzi 2.60×1.00 m crkva and Šipčanik new plantations  and bilateral Guyot  – Tuzi, Dinoš and Cijevna bunar 7
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE from 5 to 37 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY Krstač
YIELD 8.5–10 t/ha
HARVEST TIME first half of September
VINIFICATION fermentation in the inox tanks
TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION up to 18 °C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 10–20 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION No
AGING in inox tanks, the wine ages on fine lees, becoming enriched with mannoproteins and polysaccharides, contributing to the fullness of the taste.
DURATION OF AGING 8–10 months in inox tanks.
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol–13.00 %vol, pH–3.13, total acids–6.85 g/l;