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Dika Frankovka 2017
Feravino
Region: Slavonija
Country:Croatia
Awards

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Tasting Notes

This is a fleshy, heady style of Frankovka. Brilliant ruby in the glass, it is extremely evocative on the nose. There is the signature black fruits and spicebox, but there is a touch of anise and pipe tobacco that is enchanting. The acidity at the core of the wines ensures there is balance; the supple tannins are barely noticeable but form a nice backbone.
Varieties

Frankovka (Blaufrankisch) wines are intensely colored, medium-bodied reds with brooding, black-fruit flavors and a hint of peppery spice. In the vineyard, Frankovka buds early, ripens late and delivers generous yields. It needs a warm environment to fully mature, which explains its place in wine regions close to the heat of the Pannonian Plain in Central Europe. Thought to have originated in Austria and brought to the Slavonia region at the end of the 18th century, Frankovka became domesticated on Slavonian hills where it found its new home.
Region

Feričanci municipality is located in the western part of Osijek- Baranja county. The Mur river marks the northern edge of the region until it flows into the Drava, the longest of the Danube’s tributaries.
Vineyard

Feravino currently owns 160 hectares of vines, in three locations: Feričanci (3 km away from the cellar-processing location); Zoljan (12 km away from the cellar-processing location); and Ceremošnjak (24 km away from the cellar processing plant). All locations are located on the slopes of Krndija and divided into small microlocations separated by woods and other natural barriers.
Winemaking

Grapes were harvested by hand and fermented in stainless steel tanks where the wine remained until a brief filtering prior to bottling.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Frankovka (Blaufrankisch)

Classification: Kvalitetno Vino: Quality Wine

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Appellation: Feričanci

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Farming Practices: Conventional

Vinification: Stainless steel fermentation and aging

Residual Sugar: n/a

Alcohol: 13.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

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Other Practices: Sustainable