My Top 10 Macedonian Wines for 2015

Stanusina 2013 by Brusani Winery, Skopje Wine District
Refined, elegant, complex, enjoyable, and for a price of 370 MKD, the quality-price is unbeatable. Brusani’s 77 year old vineyards of only 0,6 ha of Stanusina are located in the village of Begniste, near the Tikves Lake, while the winery is located in Skopje, in the village of Sopishte. The winery’s vineyards are planted on hill sides at altitude of 400 m. Interesting to mention is that Stanushina is the only indigenous grape variety to Macedonia while the genetic analysis show it has unknown parents. Orce Dimitrievski, the winery’s owner and winemaker, is fully dedicated to making wines only from Vranec & Stanusina, pursuing biodynamical approach in the vineyards and minimal intervention in the cellar.
This Stanushina shows noticeable viscosity in the glass & the nose reveals raspberries, red currants & the taste follows in the same manner- quite refined with notes of sour cherries, cornel-cherries, strawberries & additional hints of dry forest herbs accompanied with a lovely streak of acidity. 

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