Getting to Know Vranec: A Delicious Macedonian Red


Introduction

Vranec is a red wine grape grown primarily in the Republic of Macedonia. The grape is also known as Vranac in Montenegro, where it is the most planted variety. The grape is also found in small plantings Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia. Vranec wines are noted for their deep color and full body. The grape is a cross between the red wine grapes Zilavka and Prokupac, and was created in the early 20th century. Vranec is typically made into a dry red wine, although some producers also make sweet dessert wines from the grape. The grape is also used to produce a popular type of brandy known as Rakija.

The History of the Vranec Grape

The Vranec grape is a red wine grape that was created in the early 20th century. The grape is a cross between the Zilavka and Prokupac grapes, and was first planted in the Republic of Macedonia. The grape quickly became popular in Macedonia and Montenegro, where it is now the most planted variety. The grape is also found in small plantings in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Croatia.

Vranec wines are noted for their deep color and full body. The wines are typically aged for several years before being released for sale. When young, Vranec wines can be quite harsh, but they soften and round out with age. Flavors of blackberry, plum, and spice are common in Vranec wines.

Vranec wines are full-bodied and deeply colored, with high tannin levels. The wines are typically aged for several years before being released for sale. When young, Vranec wines can be quite harsh, but they soften and round out with age. Flavors of blackberry, plum, and spice are common in Vranec wines

3 Delicious Vranec Wines to Try

1. Tikves Barovo : Wine from single vineyard located at an altitude of 700 meters, presents perfect match of the powerful full bodied Vranec and soft tannin Kratošija. Aroma and taste of blackberries, dry plums rounded in mouth filling sensation and lingering aftertaste.

2. Ezimit Terra Makedonika: Wine made from the blend of the highest quality of Vranec, Syrah and Cabernet Sauvignon. This wine is aged in American Oak for 18 months and infused with a secret blend of spices to create one of the most unique Macedonian wines.

3. Tikves Vranec Special Selection: This Macedonian red wine is made from 100% Vranec grapes. The wine is aged for 18 months in a combination of French and Macedonian oak barrels. Flavors of dark fruit, spice, and chocolate are prominent in this rich and full-bodied wine.

Food Pairings for Vranec Wines

Vranec wines are full-bodied and deeply colored, with high tannin levels. The wines are typically aged for several years before being released for sale. When young, Vranec wines can be quite harsh, but they soften and round out with age. Flavors of blackberry, plum, and spice are common in Vranec wines.

Due to their rich flavor and high tannin levels, Vranec wines are best paired with hearty meat dishes. Grilled or roasted meats, stews, and game birds are all excellent choices. Vranec wines also pair well with strong cheeses. If you’re looking for a lighter pairing, try pairing Vranec wine with grilled vegetables or mushroom-based dishes.

Conclusion

The Vranec grape is a delicious and unique red wine grape that has its origins in the early 20th century. The grape is a cross between the Zilavka and Prokupac grapes, and was first planted in the Republic of Macedonia. Vranec wines are noted for their deep color and full body, and are typically aged for several years before being released for sale. If you’re looking for a delicious and unique red wine to try, seek out a Vranec from N.Macedonia. You won’t be disappointed!

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