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Macedon, Pinot Noir
(PEE-noh no-AH)

 

Tasting Notes: From the country of Macedonia, this stunning Pinot is named for Alexander the Great (the original “Macedon”), and hails from an area noted as the “cross-roads of the ancient world, and the birthplace of wine”. It originates in Gradsko, sharing the same latitude band as Burgundy and Russian River Valley. The 40+ year old vines grow where two major weather fronts collide: the Aral Mountain continental and the Greek Aegean, yielding virtually no rain and consistent wind. The result is a wine of terrific elegance and complexity, rich yet linear; pretty, but with depth and power.

Location Macedonia.
(Tikvesh Wine Region)
54 hectares.
Soil Limestone with active calcium, clay, sand and loam.
Estate Macedon.
(mass-a-don)
Vine Double Guyot.
4,400 vines/hectare.
1.7 bottle/plant yield.
Winemaker Dane Jovanos.
(dayn jo-VA-nos)
Vinification Pre-fermentative cold maceration for 18 hours. 20 days of fermentation in stainless steel.
Varietals 95% Pinot Noir.
5% Vranec.
Barrel No barrel aging.
Residual Sugar 2.6 grams per liter. Maturation 3-6 months in the bottle.
Acidity 4.65 grams per liter Vintage Production 12,000 cases.
Alcohol 13% by volume. Foot Fairing Seafood, mild cheese, prosciutto, rabbit meat with mushroom sauce.
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