For the fourth year in a row, the leader of the Macedonian wine industry keeps the tradition of organizing the Young Wine Festival, the only event of this kind in Macedonia to promote wine of the latest harvest and to encourage local wine culture.
Wine lovers had the opportunity to attend the opening of the barrels and taste young wine produced in the 2013 harvest. “Tikves” presented its young wines to its guests, including members of the diplomatic corps, business people and other wine admirers, gathered in the winery yard. It is a worldwide traditional festival, held in the third week of November, when connoisseurs asses potentials of the young wine after it has aged. Additional motive for this Festival is the development of the wine culture in Macedonia, one of the greatest endeavors of “Tikves”.
“Tikves” Winery oenologists were pleased with the initial quality of the 2013 wine, their first estimates showing high concentration of aroma with white varieties. The best results are expected with Chardonnay and Temjanika, closely followed by the red varieties, Pinot Vranec and Cabernet Sauvignon. One should definitely look for the 2013 stars among these wines.
Svetozar Janevski, President of MB “Tikves” and Igor Ilievski, Director General of “Tikves” greeted the guests of the festival. Janevski highlighted the progress of the winery in the last 10 years since it had been owned by M6. “For the last ten years, we have cared about the development of the wine culture and the wine market in Macedonia. This young Wine Festival, fourth in a row, is just an example how we celebrate wine and create modern wine tradition. I hope that several years from now, we can toast to Macedonia as a recognizable wine destination and to “Tikves” as a brand that is renowned on the world wine market”.
In his address to the attendees, Ilievski said: “When we tasted the young wine at this very festival last year, we knew we had wine with great potential. Time proved us right. In 2013 we won more than 44 medals and accolades on all international competitions. And not just for Bela Voda and Barovo, but the whole series of the Special Selection wines, in which we had seen stars before. These awards make “Tikves” the most awarded winery in the region”. He also announced that the “Tikves” portfolio would be enriched with new premium wines, to be produced in a new small winery in the locality of Lepovo.
Judging from the first impressions about the characteristics of the young wine, the winery has every reason to be hoping for an increase in exports next year.Category: Member News