Tikveš Barovo Single Vineyard Red 2019
The Tikveš Barovo Single Vineyard Red is a blend of two indigenous Macedonian grape varieties, Kratoshiya (pronounced krat-oss-SHEE-yah) which has the same genetic origins as the Italian Primitivo grape and Vranec (pronounced VRANash) which translates as 'black stallion' and adds strength and opulence to the blend. After fermentation 80% of the wine was aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months, followed by a minimum of six months bottle ageing. Complex and elegant aromas of blackberries, plums and cherries combine with subtle hints of vanilla and rich toasty notes. Beautifully textured with a mouth-filling palate of ripe berried fruits against a mineral backdrop and a long lasting finish.