Tikves 2016 Bela Voda
In contrast to Barovo, Bela Voda is a more forward, dense and richly fruited wine from vines grown at an elevation of 300m above sea level on limestone soils. This site enjoys a more Mediterranean climate resulting in a wine with more dark fruits than red and a rich mid-palate.
Made from a blend of 70% Vranecet and 30% Plavac, the 2016 Macedonian Bela Voda is a more elegant wine that stays light on its feet. Complex notes of black raspberries, blackberries, spice, and lead pencil give way to an impeccably balanced, silky red that has fine tannins and a great finish. It still packs serious fruit, yet this is a classy, balanced wine.