Trebinje, Bosnia Herzegovina
Aged for 24 months in old monastic oak barrels
Notes & Pairings
This is the biggest and boldest old world red in the portfolio. The ripeness, tannins and acidity almost hint back to the redwood fermented California reds of the 1970s and 80s. That said, Vranac translates to the “Black Horse” in that it thrives in the super rocky Karst soils and hot conditions and maintains a shocking amount of acidity. Aged for 2 years in 100+ year old Monastic barrels, it’s oddly refreshing and even tart at times despite being jet black in color at 14.5% alcohol.