Stari podrum Cuvee Petit Verdot – Vranac – Merlot

2011
Superior red wine
Powerful, extractive, balanced wine with soft tannins and longlasting finish in which prevail the flavours of the sour cherry and small, forest fruit, perfectly integrated with the oak tones.
Stari podrum Cuvee Petit Verdot – Vranac – Merlot

Description

Year of manufacturing 2011
Wine variety Vranac 60%, Merlot 20%, Petit Verdot 20%
Alcohol 15%

Stari podrum 2011 Petit Verdot–Vranac–Merlot. A modern wine, fruity character. Flavours of sour cherry, blackberry and forest fruit and spicy tones in the background. Powerful, extractive, balanced wine with soft tannins and longlasting finish in which prevail the flavours of the sour cherry and small, forest fruit, perfectly integrated with the oak tones.


Serving

Temperatura: 18–20 °C
Glass:


Pairing with food

It is recommended with all types of the beefsteak, grilled steak, stewed and fried red meat, pork, lamb meat, veal, the meat prepared in the red sauce. It matches perfectly with the mature  cheese.


Awards

Stari Podrum Cuvee 2011, Gold medal, Balkan International Wine Competition and Festival, Bulgaria

Stari Podrum Cuvee 2011,  Grand champion, International Fair Novi Sad, Serbia

Stari Podrum Cuvee 2011, recommended, Decanter Word Wine Awards, Great Britain

Technical characteristics

Harvest

The harvest that gave the best wines and also 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 selction 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.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Podgorica subregion, Montenegrin basin of Lake Skadar
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje, mikrolokalitet Šipčanik
EXPOSITION south
SOIL high skeletal soil , alkali reaction with huge amount of the total carbonates
PLANT DENSITY 2.6×0.70 m
SHOOT TRAINING bilateral cordon
AGING 15 years

Technical information

VARIETY COMPOSITION Vranac 60%, Merlot 20%, Petit Verdot 20%
YIELD 4-5 t/ha
HARVEST TIME The end of September
HARVEST manually
VINIFICATION in the inox tank
FERMATATION TEMPERATURE 26-28°C
FERMENTATION LENGTH 18 days
MACERATION LENGTH 18 days
MALOACTIC FERMETATION inoculation of the bacteria
AGING French oak barriques for 2 years, oak big barrels for 1 year and then, for 1 year in the bottle
AGING TIME 4 years
Chemical analysis alcohol–15 vol%, pH–3.50, total acids –5.74 g/l