Luča

2017
Superior white wine
Wine of light yellow color, interwoven with the intense aromas of peaches, citrus, pineapple, and honey, creating very rich, aromatic and energetic white wine. On taste is complex with dryness and spicy-fruity notes, leaving a long, refreshing aftertaste.
Luča

Description

Year of manufacturing 2017
Wine variety Pinot Blanc 35%, Sauvignon 35%, Chardonnay 30%
Alcohol 13.5%

Wine made for the 50th anniversary of „Plantaže“ and in celebration of great jubilee – the 200th anniversary of the birth of Petar II Petrović Njegoš, Montenegrin ruler and Bishop. The wine was named after his brilliant poetic work called „Luča mikrokozma“.

Wine of light yellow color, interwoven with the intense aromas of peaches, citrus, pineapple, and honey, creating very rich, aromatic and energetic white wine. On taste is complex with dryness and spicy-fruity notes, leaving a long, refreshing aftertaste.


Serving

Temperature: 9 °C
Glass: Extended high glass for white wines


Pairing with food

It goes great  with home made cheese, smoked carp, trout and seafood. We recommend grilled bream or sea bass, octopus under the bell, St. Jacques coquilles, chicken salads, pasta with parmesan cheese and olive oil.


Awards

Luča 2016, Silver medal, BIWC, Sophia

Luča 2016, Silver medal, AWC Vienna

Technical characteristic

Harvest

Due to extremely high temperatures and low precipitation during the ripening process, unusual even for Ćemovsko polje, technological maturity of grapes was accelerated. Because of climate conditions, mild dehydration of grapes happened, especially to those with thinner epidermis. Grape dehydration came after the full phase of phenolic ripeness occurred. This led to a high concentration of the chemical composition of berries, therefore, quality of grapes increased and we had one of the best vintages.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Valley of Lake Skadar, Podgorica’s viticultural area
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje; microlocalities: Tuzi and Dinoš
EXPOSITION North-South
SOIL shallow, skeletal
PLANTING DENSITY 2.60×1.20 m
CULTIVATION bilateral horizontal cordon
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE 17 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY Pinot Blanc 35%, Sauvignon 35%, Chardonnay 30%
YIELD 6–7 t/ha
HARVEST TIME middle and second half of August and first half of September
HARVEST METOD hand picked, cooling grapes at 1-2°C
VINIFICATION inox tanks
TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION 16-17 °C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 12–14 days
DURATION OF MACERATION done in inox tanks at low temperatures for 6-12 h
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION No
AGING in inox tanks on fine lees. In this way wine is enriched with mannoproteins and polysaccharides, contributing to the fullness of taste. One part of Chardonnay ages in barrique barrels.
DURATION OF AGING 8–10 months in inox tanks
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol–13.5 %vol, pH–3.08, total acids–7.05 g/l;