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2018 Smederevka, Tikves Winery

2018 Smederevka, Tikves Winery
ref. TIKV180

Wine Variety: Smederevka is the most widely planted white variety in the Republic of Macedonia, but it seems likely that its origins are in Bulgaria, where there is some genetic diversity. A legend that it was brought to Bulgaria from Egypt by the crusaders is likely to be no more than that: a legend.

Wine Region: The Republic of Macedonia is a landlocked country that used to be part of Yugoslavia. Indeed, greater Macedonia also covered parts of Greece and Bulgaria, too. The Greeks still dispute the use of the name. 85% of the country's vineyard area is within the central River Vardar valley; 41% in Tikves, from where comes this wine. It is now thought that this region is the cradle of global wine production. Recent investment has given rise to a resurgence of quality in the Republic of Macedonia.

Wine Producer: Tikves Winery opened its doors 130 years ago and is apparently the largest and oldest winery in south-east Europe. Bought in 2003 by the Texas-based M6 Investment Group, Tikves has been the beneficiary of €30M of new investment and is now a fully modernised winery. 

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Style
Style:
Dry White - light
  Grape Variety
Grape Variety:
Kratosija
  Producer
Producer:
Tikves Winery
  Serving Temperature
Serving Temperature:
not specified
Alcohol Content
Alcohol Content:
11%
  Country
Country:
Republic of Macedonia
  Appellation
Appellation:
not specified
  Drink By Date
Drink By:
2020
Bottle Size
Bottle Size:
75cl
  Region
Region:
Tikves
  Colour
Colour:
Still White
  Food
Food:
  • Aperitif
  • Cheese
  • Chicken
  • Fish
  • Salads

wine tasting notesTasting Notes:

A pale greenish gold, very clear. Nose has traces of minerals to the reserved apple and lemon fruit. I can also sense a light floral waft. The palate has pleasing presence and density. It’s firm, becoming increasingly structured, finally slightly tannic, even. It’s a really long thing and well cached within the fruit is a fresh acidic theme. Palate fruit is lightly salted apples. Delicious. And in no way frivolous. Quite drinkable on its own, too.

#3wordtastingnote: orchard, fresh, light

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