Premijer

2011
Superior red wine
PREMIJER is the selection of the best Vranac reserves from the Plantaže cellars.Dry wine, deep, purple red colour, with distinct purple reflection on the rim. Layered, complex and developed scent on black, forest berry fruit with the sweet layers of licorice and dark chocolate.
Premijer

Description

Year of manufacturing 2011
Wine variety Vranac
Alcohol 14.8%

PREMIJER is the selection of the best Vranac reserves from the Plantaže cellars.Dry wine, deep, purple red colour, with distinct purple reflection on the rim. Layered, complex and developed scent on black, forest berry fruit with the sweet layers of licorice and dark chocolate. On palate, it is powerful, full and jammy, prevailing flavours of blueberry, blackberry and prune. Premijer is a powerful wine of rich tannins, vibrant acids, big balance and extraction. The aftertaste is extremely long with alternating fruity and spicy flavours. Developed and rich bouquet , patina character, richness and subtlety of the flavours and aromas give a specific charm to it.


Serving

Temperature:   °C
Glass:


Pairing with food

Noble, mature semi-fat cheese, prosciutto and chocolate and walnut desserts.


Awards

2018

Premijer 2009, Gold medal, AWC, Vienna

Premijer 2009, Gold medal, Vino Ljubljana

Premijer 2009, Silver medal, Decanter Asia Wine Awards

Premijer 2009, Bronze medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, Great Britain

2012

Premijer 2000, Golden medal,   AWC Vienna, AustriaTechnical characteristic

Harvest

The best harvest in the previous twenty years (2011).Extremely favourable weather conditions in that year made possible a significantly reduced yield of the grapes and its extraordinary quality. In the grape ripening stage, the berries were dried on the grapevines. It contributed to exquisite concentration and richness of luscious flavours, polyphenolic and colloid substances which were transformed into wine by the state-of-the-art equipment. Considering the selection of the grapes, manually picked from special locations of ćemovsko polje, it is clear why this wine shows lusciousness and opulence of the varieties themselves as well as the terroir. It is the harvest that gave the best wines.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Podgorica subregion, Valley of Lake Skadar
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje, microlocality : Bunar 13
EXPOSITION north-south
SOIL skeletal 
PLANT DESTINY 2.60×0.80 m
CULTIVATION bilateral Guyot
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE 34 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY Vranac
YIELD 6.8 t/ha
HARVEST TIME the second half of September
HARVEST METOD manual
VINIFICATION alcoholic fermentation in the inox tanks , MLF in the wooden vats

TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION 25–27°C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 12–14 days
AGING 3 years
DURATION OF AGING 7 years
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol14,8 vol%, pH–3.65, total acids –5.25 g/l