Montenegrin Vranac

2015
Superior red wine
The colour of the wine is intense red ruby. On nose, distinct aromas of small, berry fruit, blackberry and blueberry with discreet, dry spices. On palate, the wine is very fruity with prevailing aroma of blackberry with balanced acids and moderate tannin structure.The aftertaste is intense of fruity-spicy character.
Montenegrin Vranac

Description

Year of manufacturing 2015
Wine variety Vranac
Alcohol 13.3%

Vranac is an ancient, Montenegrin variety and its real origin was hidden deeply in the depths of history. It originates from the narrow area of Crmnica and now it is certain that it is in a very close kinship with the variety Kratošija. It had been grown since the 14thcentury in the Skadar Lake Valley. It is our viticultural and national pride and accordingly, it covers even 70% of our vineyards on Ćemovsko polje. The colour of the wine is intense red ruby. On nose, distinct aromas of small, berry fruit, blackberry and blueberry with discreet, dry spices. On palate, the wine is very fruity with prevailing aroma of blackberry with balanced acids and moderate tannin structure.The aftertaste is intense of fruity-spicy character.

Serving

Temperature: 18 °C
Glass:


Food pairing

Red meat, game meat, spicy dishes, fatty, mature cheese. In Montenegro, Vranac has traditionally been served with Njeguši prosciutto as well as with the dishes, made of the quality sea and lake fish-particularly with the smoked carp as well as with all types of roast and grilled dishes.

 


Awards

2019

Crnogorski Vranac 2015, Silver medal, CWSA, Hong Kong

Crnogorski Vranac 2015, Bronze medal, Decanter World Wide Awards, London

2018

Vranac 2015, Silver medal, BIWC, Sophia

Vranac 2015, Silver medal, AWC, Vienna

Vranac 2015,Silver medal, Mundus Vini

Vranac 2015, Bronze medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Vranac 2015, Bronze medal, Decanter Word Wine Awards, Great Britain

2017

Vranac 2013, Silver medal, Decanter Asia World Wine Awards

2016

Montenegrini Vranac – 90 points – (silver medal) Decanter Asia Wine Awards, Hong Kong

Montenegrin Vranac 2012, commended, Decanter Word Wine Awards, Great Britain

Montenegrin Vranac 2012, Bronze medal, Balkan International Wine Competition and Festival, Bulgaria

2014

Montenegrin Vranac 2010, Silver medal, MUNDUS 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

Technical information

Harvest

Despite extremely high temperatures and drought, the harvest 2015 was of extraordinary quality, not only for the production of the red wines, but also for the whites. The grapes were in the excellent health condition. The harvest was done exclusively by night (because of low temperatures), for preserving  the full aromatic potential of the grapes.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Podgorica subregion, Montenegrin basin of Lake Skadar
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje, microlocalities :Centre,  Šipčanik –old plantation, Cijevna bunar 7 , Cijevna bunar  9 and Dinoš
EXPOSITION north-south
SOIL skeletal soil
PLANTING DENSITY 2.60×0.80 m, 2.60×0.70m and 2.80x 0.90m.
CULTIVATION bilateral Guyot
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE 3- 36 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY 100% Vranac
YIELD 810t/ha
HARVEST TIME September
HARVEST METOD manually and by machines
VINIFICATION vinification in the inox tank
TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION from 23 to 25 °C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 8–10 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION spontaneous
AGING inox tank
DURATION OF AGING 2 years
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol13,3 vol%, pH–3.55, total acids –5.30 g/l