Dika Frankovka 2018
Region: Slavonija

90-Decanter World Wine Awards
Tasting Notes

Riper and brighter than most Frankovka, this offers red berries, anise and a hint of baking spice on the nose. On the palate, it is medium bodied, with plenty of fresh acidity and supple tannins. The red fruit replays, as does some red plum and anise on the palate. It should be lightly chilled on the summer, and enjoyed alongside some herbed sausage, or with grilled pork tenderloin.

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.

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.

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.

Hand-harvested fruit was gently pressed, undergoing a long, slow, temperature-controlled fermentation. After racking, the wine spent its élevage in stainless steel, followed by further aging in bottle before release.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Frankovka (Blaufrankisch)

Classification: Kvalitetno Vino: Quality Wine

Orientation: N/A

Appellation: Feričanci

Gradient: N/A

Soil: Loess, clay and sand

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Residual Sugar: N/A

Alcohol: 13.5

Malolactic: Yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable