Stari Podrum Vranac

2011
Superior red wine
Dry wine of the colour of the black, ripe cherry with purple reflection. It is specific for the intense flavours of the prunes, cherries and licorice, well balanced with the spicy notes that give it the class and complexity.
Stari Podrum Vranac

Description

Year of manufacturing 2011
Wine variety Vranac
Alcohol 14.5%

Dry wine of the colour of the black, ripe cherry with purple reflection. It is specific for the intense flavours of the prunes, cherries and licorice, well balanced with the spicy notes that give it the class and complexity. Full bodied wine with soft and sweet tannins, with longlasting fruity finsish, supported by the delicate notes of vanilla and roasted coffee. Superb wine, extremely harmonious taste.


Serving

Temperatura: 18–20 °C
Glass:


Pairing with food

Perfect partner with hams and all dishes, made of the red meat, game meat and noble, sea fish. It is well matched with spicy dishes, red meat and grilled meat. We recommend it to all those who are fond of the red wines because this wine is the real wine and gastronomic pleasure to all our senses.


Awards

2016

Vranac Stari Podrum Cuvee 2011, Silver medal, AWC Vienna, Austria

Stari Podrum Vranac 2011, commended, 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 100%
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