Vladika

2015
Red wine
The wine has a dark ruby red color. Deep and multi-layered aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries, with mild notes of vanilla mix into a velvety, fruity palette. Full on taste with a strong aroma of cherry, accompanied by chocolate, toasted hazelnuts, and vanilla tones. Fruity flavors of blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the aftertaste.
Vladika

Description

Year of manufacturing 2015
Wine variety Vranac 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10 %, Merlot 10 %
Alcohol 14.5%

Wine made for the 50th anniversary of company Plantaže and in celebration of great jubilee – the 200th anniversary of the birth of great Montenegrin ruler and Bishop Petar II Petrović Njegoš.

Genuine blend, dominated by Vranac with lower percentages of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, makes this a complex, strong wine, which aged in the best oak barrels. The wine has a dark ruby red color. Deep and multi-layered aromas of ripe cherries and blackberries, with mild notes of vanilla mix into a velvety, fruity palette. Full on taste with a strong aroma of cherry, accompanied by chocolate, toasted hazelnuts, and vanilla tones. Fruity flavors of blackberries, blueberries, and cranberries in the aftertaste.


Serving

Temperature: 9–11 °C
Glass:


Pairing with food

It goes great with saltwater and freshwater fish, grilled turkey and chicken meat, veal dishes with various toppings.


Awards

2018

Vladika 2013, Gold medal, Vino Ljubljana

Vladika 2013, Silver medal, BIWC, Sophia

Vladika 2013, Silver medal, Decanter World Wine Awards, Great Britain

Vladika 2015, Silver medal, AWC, Vienna

Vladika 2015, Bronze medal, Decanter Asia World Wine Awards

Technical characteristic

Harvest

Despite the extremely high temperatures and dry weather, the harvest of 2015 was of exceptional quality, not only for the production of red but also for white wines. The grapes were in excellent health. The harvest was carried out exclusively at night (because of the lower temperatures) in order to preserve the full aromatic potential of grapes.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Valley of Lake Skadar, Podgorica’s viticultural area
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje; microlocalities: Nikolj Crkva and Dinoš for Chardonnay and Tuzi for Sauvignon
EXPOSITION north-south and southeast-northwest
SOIL shallow, skeletal with more than 2.500 hours of sunshine annually
PLANTING DENSITY 2.60 x 0.70 m for Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, 2.60×0.80 m for Vranac
CULTIVATION bilateral horizontal cordun and unilateral Guyot
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE 3-15 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY Vranac 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10 %, Merlot 10%
YIELD 7–8t/ha
HARVEST TIME September
HARVEST METOD manually
VINIFICATION fermentation in the inox tanks
TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION from 25 to 26 °C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 14–16 days
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION controlled malolactic fermentation with the use of selected malolactic bacteria
AGING in wooden barrels and french barrique barrels
DURATION OF AGING up to 2 years
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol–14.50 %vol, pH–3.53, total acids–6.0 g/l