Archive for November, 2007

WinEco Biserni Chardonnay Barrique 2006

Saturday, November 24th, 2007

This is another great wine from the WinEco winery (Podrum Radenković) from Southern Serbia. It is a not-very-dry Chardonnay, without a strong nose, but with an exceptional balance of fruity and barrique aromas. It is easy going, with a full taste, definitely one of the wines to accompany your lighter meals. It’s barrique traces make [...]

Plantaže Vranac Reserve 1998

Wednesday, November 21st, 2007

This is a premium Montenegrin red wine made from the indigenous Vranac grape. The Reserve is produced from particulary good years, in small quantities, aged in barrels for several years. It is also aged in bottles for one year before being released to the market. This is a dry wine, with a pleasant fruity nose. [...]

Simčič Sivi Pinot 2005

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

The 2004 vintage of this wine received a bronze medal at the Decanter World Wine Awards last year (2006). I’ve only been able to find the 2005 vintage in Belgrade wine shops. It has an intensive and complex aroma with hints of flowers. Dominant tastes are those of melon and slightly of apricots. However, I [...]

Skovin Syrah Cabernet 2005

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

Quite an unusual combination for the Balkans, since Syrah is fairly rare in the region. Skovin is probably trying to follow the world commercial trends with this Syrah Cabernet Sauvignon combination, and it’s not doing a bad job. Syrah brings in the spiciness and the earthy taste, which brings memories of those strong South African [...]

Tikveš Alexandria Riesling

Saturday, November 10th, 2007

This wine is characterized by a yellow-green colour, a fresh citrusy aroma with hints of honey and a complex flowery aftertaste. It’s a semi-dry riesling, dryer than the Slovenian rieslings (such as Laski Riesling for example), but sweeter than those found in Serbia. It is a nice wine to accompany a lighter meal. This is [...]

Tikveš Winery – Macedonia

Wednesday, November 7th, 2007

Based in Kavadarci, Macedonia, Tikveš is the largest winery not only in Macedonia but also in the whole of south-eastern Europe. The Tikveš region is a part of Macedonia abounding in natural beauty, with a distinctive habitat and climate, important cultural and historical sites, and a very long tradition of grape growing and wine making. [...]

WinEco (Podrum Radenković) – Serbian wines with a tradition

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

The Župa region around the city of Aleksandrovac in southern Serbia is considered as the best wine producing region in the country, with a tradition of wine growing that goes back to the pre-Roman times. WinEco is one of the producers in the region, better known as Podrum Radenkovic. Podrum means “cellar”, but the word [...]

Tamuz Morava 2006

Saturday, November 3rd, 2007

“Morava” is a relatively new grape variety, made by dr. Petar Cindić, a professor at the Novi Sad University in Serbia and mostly grown in Western Serbia, in the Valjevo region. The grape is known for being less vulnerable to cold conditions than other grapes, thus requires less chemical treatment. Tamuz Morava is a light, [...]