Red wine

Brzanov Artisan Winery, Kratošija 2016

RRP N/A in UK per bottle
89
Tasted by
Darrel Joseph

Kratošija is another regional name for Zinfandel, Primitivo and Tribidrag (and more!) – apparently all sharing the same DNA profile. No matter the name, this is a Balkan grape. In fact. Kratošija is even a parent of Vranec.

The Brzanov Artisan Winery has matured this one, from 37-year-old vines, in Serbian oak for 16 months after lengthy maceration and several months on the lees. Characteristic red fruit tones of raspberry and cherry come through, along with juiciness and fresh acidity. Ripe, delicious and with a firm structure. The tannins are lengthy, though a bit stressed from the long barrel age. 

Colour
Red
Wine Style
Still
Alcohol
%
Country
Macedonia
Bottle size
75cl
Grape Varieties
Kratošija