Kratosija (Zinfandel) * 75cl * 13.5% ABV * Tikves, North Macedonia
The Tikves winery was established in 1885 and was mainly used for bulk production during Tito’s Yugoslavia. Since the 1990s, the winery has benefitted from outside investment and the expertise of a French wine consultant. They now specialise in producing indigenous grape varieties. Kratoshija has been grown in Macedonia since ancient times and it shares a genetic origin with Zinfandel/Primitivo. Unoaked and fruity, this has bright notes of redcurrants, cherry and raspberry with a fruit-forward palate and satin texture.