Color: purple-red with an inky hue along the rim.
Aroma: blackberry and cornelian cherry jam.
Palate: Traditionally dominated by ripe blackberry and cherry jam. Mid-palate is, compared with the previous vintage, a bit lighter but more delicate and balanced. The aftertaste is persistent, offering a perfect combination of natural sweetness and acidity.
Grapes are hand-picked at the optimal level of their maturity. Soft destemming and crushing are followed by fermentation under controlled temperature (23-28 °C) in stainless-steel tanks. The wine is fermented by using selected yeast cultures. To enhance the extraction of aromatic and coloring substances from the skins of the grapes, the technologies of délestage and remontage are used. After 5-7 days of maceration, when the desired level of residual sugar is usually reached, fermentation is terminated by cooling to retain the natural sweetness and freshness of the wine.
Until being bottled, the wine is kept at a temperature of about 0 °C.
Desserts, rich fruit cake, spicy and soft cheeses. t: 12-14°C.