Miraz Frankovka 2018
Region: Slavonija

94-Decanter World Wine Awards
Tasting Notes

Miraz Frankovka is rich and powerful. The wine has a ruby red colour with purple hues. The nose is very distinctive with scents of dark fruit, spice and cocoa. The taste is intense, long lasting, fine and bright with tones of vanilla, pepper and dark chocolate with balanced structure and acidity.

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.

Maceration for 14 days at 25° – 28°C. Controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks, then matured in 500L oak barrels for two years.

Wine Type: Red

Variety: Frankovka

Classification: Vrhunsko Vino: Premium Quality Wine

Orientation: N/A

Appellation: Feričanci

Gradient: N/A

Soil: N/A

Farming Practices: Sustainable

Residual Sugar: N/A

Alcohol: 13.5

Malolactic: yes

Botte Size: 750 ml

Acidity: N/A

Other Practices: Sustainable