DOJA PROKUPAC

The Prokupac variety is an autochthonous Serbian variety whose first written data date back to the 14th century. Doja Prokupac is the first wine from Serbia to win the BIWC trophy award for the best red wine from the indigenous variety in the Balkans.

Grape: Prokupac

Region: Toplica

Position: South and south-west slopes

Recommended food: It goes perfectly with Serbian dishes with meat, grilled specialties.

Wine description:

Wine with aromatic bouquet of red and dark cherry aromas with gentile spicy. The palate has layers of fruit and delicate oak, with an elegant and well balanced finish.

With a careful cellaring can last up to 10years.

It goes perfect with typical Serbian dishes and also grilled meat and potatoes.

Wine is characterized by an intensive and steady ruby color, red berry fruit aromas, with spicy aroma. Fresh but round as well. Great balanced acidity, smooth and long finish.

Technical notes:

Alkohol: 13%
TA: 5.45g/l
pH: 3.65
Residual sugar: 0.5g/l

Production:

Hand-picked grapes at optimal ripeness and fermented in open tanks. Maceration and fermentation are controlled  on stable temperature. After fermentation wine goes to oak barrels where they age in Serbian barrels (30% new barrels each year). After aging for 9months wine is left in the bottles to age for 6 more months and then is ready for the market.

Recommended cellaring:

3-10 years

Awards

2017 BIWC Sofia
Trophy for Best Indigenous  Red Wine

2017 IWC Bucharest
Gold Medal DOJA Prokupac

Decanter World Wine Award
Bronze 87 points

Vino & Fino Magazine
Wine of the year 2017

Review

The abundance of primary, pleasing fruit aromas will capture your attention from the first scent. There are rare squashes of forest blackberries, red currants and overripe black cherries, shrouded in developed and completely tamed scents of oak, which evoke warm toast and sweet, spicy notes. The emphasized fruit freshness also dominates on the palate, where the wine reveals its fine, ripe tannins. All together, it merges into a moderately long, soft and rounded final taste.
Igor Lukovi─ç - Vino i Fino portal