Instinct

Puklavec Family Wines, Instinct, 2017

RRP N/A in UK

Although its main winery is in Slovenia (white wines only), Puklavec has produced this Vranec from its North Macedonia winery and vineyards, which focus on red varieties. From nine-year-old vines grown around the Lepovo area of the Vardar River Valley (Povardarie), this wine shows youthful red and dark fruit aromas and flavours – red and black currant, blackberry – with just a hint of coffee bean and liquorice coming through. These, along with lively acidity, smooth tannins and fine length, are given firm yet understated support from the eight months spent maturing in large (2,500 litre) Slavonian oak barrels.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Vranec

Bottle size

75cl

Origin

Country

Macedonia

Region

Povardarie

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Darrel Joseph

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