Ilocki Podrumi Kapistran Crni Select 2017, Croatia
Light ruby red wine with ripe cherries and a smooth palate.
Ilocki Podrumi Kapistran Crni Select is a dry, medium bodied red wine from The Danube, Croatia. It's a blend of Frankovka and Cabernet Sauvignon with 12.5% abv. Suitable for Vegetarians.
From one of Croatia's oldest cellars, Ilocki Podrumi, comes this quality red wine cuvée of Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) and Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines are located on the Croatian Danube, a protected appellation, some 200m above sea level, mostly on plateaus facing North-west. Constant breezes from the Danube assure good health condition of the grapes and therefore minimum treatment is needed. Long, dry and hot summers give the wine a depth of concentration, while the roots are deep and hold subterranean waters that ensure a lengthy ripening season. The fruit is picked, pressed, fermented and then partly aged in inox vats and oak barrel. The resulting wine is juicy, smooth and full of cherries, raspberries and blackcurrants.
Pairs beautifully with: Smoked sausage, cured meats, potato goulash, tomato pasta sauces, lasagne and fresh leaf salad, meatballs, game or seared tuna.
Cheese pairing: Parmesan.
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