For thousand of years, the locals have been making wine in Macedonia. It was the crossroads of the ancient world, enriched by travelers and traders, and had only the finest spices, silks, food and wine.
Continuing this proud tradition, Jordanov Vranec (pronounced "Vrah-netz") is a rare grape varietal, dating from antiquity. It is remarkably expressive and vibrant on the palate, with rich, dark blackberry and tobacco aromas, and a long smooth finish. Enjoy with food off the grill, prime rib or by itself.
Indigenous to North Macedonia, Serbia and Montenegro, Vranec is a thick-skinned grape with high tannins and medium-high acidity. The word itself translates as ‘Black Stallion’ owing to its forceful character and rich coloring. Here, Jordanov tames the wild beast, with low yields and 35-year old vines rounding out all the edges. Their lip-smacking rendition of this East European classic is farmed “high and dry”, in rich clay soils that support its vibrancy and overall bone structure.
VINEYARD & VINIFICATION
Vineyard Location Tikveš, Povardarie
Vineyard Size 15 ha
Varietals List 100% Vranec
Farming Practices Sustainably farmed, including dry-farmed; grapes picked by hand
Elevation 200 m
Maturation Summary Bottled for 3 months
Acidity 5.8 g/liter
Residual Sugar 3.2 g/liter
Annual Production 265,992 bottles