2017 Feravino “Dika“ Frankovka

Article number: Dika Frankovka
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Frankovka is a dark skinned red grape grown throughout central Europe which is resistant to cold but needs long and ideal sun exposure to ripen properly. Frankovka is also known as Blaufränkisch in Germany and Austria and Kékfrankos in Hungary. The name is said to come from the name of Francia, a kingdom that held much of Europe's territory in the Middle Ages. Vineyards are located at 236 m above sea level and were planted in 1978. Grapes are hand picked, destemmed and placed under cold maceration at 8°C for 48 hours. Fermentation and maceration were carried out in stainless steel for 10 days. After pressing, the end of alcoholic and malolactic fermentation was done in big wooden barrels of 3000-6000 L made of Slavonian and French oak barrels for 6 months. Vivid ruby red color is characteristic for this varietal. Aromas of cherries and blackberries dominate the nose. The palate is fresh and lively, rounded out by a gentle touch of wood, showing the real character of Frankovka. The wine is served with cold starters and traditional stews.
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