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關於蒙特內哥羅(黑山共和國)
蒙特內哥羅位於歐洲東南部的巴爾幹半島上,富有崎嶇山脈及中世紀村莊的國家。隔著亞得里 亞海與義大利遙對相望,鄰近克羅埃西亞、波士尼亞與赫塞哥維納、塞爾維亞、科索沃和阿爾 巴尼亞。Montenegro 字面上的意義是「黑山」,即為覆蓋著這片土地的黑暗山林(Monte 是 山,negro 則是黑色的意思)。1992 年南斯拉夫解體後,與塞爾維亞共同成立「南斯拉夫聯邦共 和國」,於 2003 年改名為塞爾維亞和蒙特內哥羅。 根據在 2006 年 5 月 21 日舉行的獨立公民投票中,蒙特內哥羅在當年 6 月 3 日宣布獨立,直到 2007年 10 月 22 日,正式命名為「蒙特內哥羅共和國」。
蒙特內哥羅種植葡萄的的歷史可以追朔至羅馬時代。位處亞得里亞海及愛奧尼亞海交匯處,其優異的地理位置造就相對乾燥的氣候,加上山地和地中海景觀使其土地利於葡萄栽種與葡萄酒釀造。 因為鄰近希臘與義大利,蒙特內哥羅很早就開始經營葡萄園,更是早於大家所熟知的法國及義大利等葡萄酒產區。
關於黑山植物園酒莊
歷史
1960 年代,蒙特內哥羅開始現代化的葡萄栽種與葡萄酒釀造。
1963 年,首都波德里查、丹尼洛夫格勒及威爾帕扎蒂斯成立了一個名為“Agroplant13.jul”的農 業合作社,後來轉變為“13. jul-Plantaže”的現代化公司。
從 1970 年起,一群具有熱情和遠見的人創立了「黑山植物園公司」,開始從事面積超過 2000 公頃的大規模葡萄種植。這個獨特的葡萄園位於波德里查附近,一塊充滿原始田野、裸露石塊 以及些許肥沃土壤的不毛之地,被稱為Ćemovsko polje的地方。 這個地區每年擁有超過 2500 小時的日照時間,1977 年至1982 年期間,種植了超過 1100 萬株的 葡萄藤,使其成為歐洲歷史上最大的單一葡萄培育計畫。 黑山植物園酒莊首先種植了蒙特內哥羅著名的原生紅葡萄威爾娜池(Vranac),再來是原生白 葡萄克爾斯塔許(Krstač),後續也增加了知名的國際葡萄品種。

 

葡萄園
Ćemovsko polje 是歐洲最大的葡萄園,面積 2310 公頃,種植了 1100 株葡萄藤。葡萄園距離亞德 里亞海約 30 公里處,緊鄰斯卡達爾湖,一側與有著“失落之河”稱號的塞姆河河床接壤,其中 黑山植物園的葡萄園是坐落在不同類型的石頭所組成的區塊。Ćemovsko polje 的氣候,很大程度上是取決於其與亞得里亞海的距離。葡萄園雖位於高地上,但 海拔僅 40 至 70 公尺,比鄰裸露的石灰岩丘陵;而此區特殊的喀斯特山谷,夏季和冬季非常炎 熱乾燥,較沿海地區稍微涼爽,造就了此區極少降水和充足日曬的氣候狀況。 對首都波德里查來說,每天 10 至 12 小時的日曬,只是其中的一個小挑戰;另一個則是“土壤”,由白堊岩為基礎,交織砂礫及鵝卵石的地塊,這些“挑戰”給了葡萄均衡且優異的甜度 與酸度。
95% 的葡萄依然以手工摘採。
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酒莊
黑山植物園酒莊從 26 種不同的葡萄品種中,生產超過 40 款不同的葡萄酒與 4 款白蘭地;其中 70%又以風味濃郁豐滿的 Vranac 品種為主。 黑山植物園酒莊平均銷售組成為 25%的白葡萄酒、10%的白蘭地及65%的紅葡萄酒,其中有 10 款不同的葡萄酒是以Vranac 釀製的。 每年生產約 1700 萬瓶的葡萄酒及白蘭地,總共出口到 35 個國家,佔蒙特內哥羅所有農產品出 口的 60%,使得黑山植物園酒莊成為巴爾幹地區的市場領導者.
Šipčanik酒窖位於蒙特內哥羅中心最大的葡萄園地底下,原本是南斯拉夫軍隊的地下飛機庫,於 2007 年被黑山植物園公司重建;酒莊的葡萄酒都在這個長 356 公尺且具有 7000 平方公尺空間的 隧道裡陳年與存放。
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2016 Plantaže Krstač
黑山植物園克爾斯塔許白葡萄酒

黑山植物園酒莊首先種植了蒙特內哥羅著名的原生白葡萄克爾斯塔(Krstač)。是世界上唯一生產 Krstač 酒款的酒莊, Krstač 的意思是十字架, 是一個古老蒙特內哥羅的白葡萄品種,主要生長在首都波德戈里察和其週邊,有許多人嘗試著在別的地區培育但都沒有成功,他似乎只適合生長在日曬充裕.降雨量低的蒙特內哥羅.

淺黃色色澤,有柑橘、蜜桃和檸檬的清爽香氣,帶些許礦石氣息。
酒體中等,口感豐富,酸度爽脆均衡,舒爽微鹹的礦石感結尾。克爾斯塔許白葡萄酒絕對是一款理想的開胃酒!

建議搭配魚類、海鮮、雞蛋料理、白肉、開胃菜及白色軟乳酪。

建議飲用溫度: 10度
Vranac Pro Corde
2013 Plantaže Vranac Pro Corde
黑山植物園威爾娜池好心紅葡萄酒
使用100%蒙特內哥羅著名原生紅葡萄品種威爾娜池 (Vranac)。 利用特殊的浸漬及釀造方式,大大地增加了葡萄酒中花青素的含量。花青素是非常強大的抗氧化劑,對心血管健康特別有益!
深紅色澤,華麗且飽滿的黑色水果香氣撲鼻,伴隨著優雅的咖啡調性。
濃郁的黑色莓果風味柔順多汁,單寧柔軟且包覆性強,帶有黑巧克力的尾韻,一同成就了此結構強大完整的優秀酒款。
建議搭配牛排、羊排、炭烤家禽類、帶辣味魚類及硬質乳酪。
建議飲用溫度: 16-18度
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2014 Plantaže Merlot
黑山植物園梅洛紅葡萄酒
葡萄園位於獨特的地理位置,充裕的日曬、岩石為底的土壤、地中海型與大陸型交匯的氣候,使得這個在法國頗具盛名的國際品種,在這裡展現出優雅且華麗的樣貌。就是蒙特內哥羅!
在口中形成豐滿圓潤的架構,尾韻具有豐沛的果味縈繞,帶著紅櫻桃與藍莓的甜美。無比滑順的口感,是一款平易近人且輕鬆愉悅的酒款。
建議搭配白肉、羊肉、鮭魚、漢堡、紅醬義大利麵以及瘦肉型紅肉。
建議飲用溫度: 16-18度
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2013 Plantaže Vladika
黑山植物園金禧典藏紅葡萄酒
這款酒是為了紀念黑山植物園成立第 50 周年,同時也是蒙特內哥羅身兼領導者及主教雙重身分的 Petar II Petrovic Njegos 誕生 200 周年而製作的。一款非常頂級,優雅但很有power的紅酒。
黑山植物園金禧典藏紅葡萄酒 這是一款以威爾娜池(Vranac)為主,融入些許卡本內蘇維翁 (Cabernet Sauvignon)和梅洛(Merlot)混釀的酒款,在法國橡木桶陳年兩年,擁有華麗的香氣與絲綢般的單寧,具有二十年以上的陳年實力。 酒體紮實,口感柔滑且集中,深具複雜性。
建議搭配油脂含量較高的紅肉、燒烤料理、紅醬類澱粉、辣味料理和黑巧克力。
建議飲用溫度: 16-18度

Plantaže

About Montenegro
Montenegro is a Balkan country located in Southeastern Europe with rugged mountains, medieval villages and a narrow strip of beaches along its Adriatic coastline. It is on the opposite side of the Adriatic Sea from Italy, and bordered by Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, and Albania. The country got its name (literally, “black mountain”) from the dark, mountain forests that cover the land. After the breakup of Yugoslavia in 1992, the republics of Serbia and Montenegro together established a federation as the Federal Republic of Yugoslavia, in 2003, it renamed itself Serbia and Montenegro. On the basis of an independence referendum held on 21 May 2006, Montenegro declared independence on 3 June of that year. It was officially named Republic of Montenegro until 22 October 2007.

Montenegro has a long viticultural history dating back to the Roman era. It has a very favorable location, positioned at the intersection of the Adriatic and Ionian seas. With its relatively dry, mountainous, and Mediterranean landscape, the Montenegrin land is conducive to viticulture and winemaking. Located near Greece and Italy, Montenegro started utilizing its vineyards long before wine producers like France and Italy.

About Plantaže

History
In the 1960s, modern viticulture and winemaking in Montenegro was born. In 1963, agricultural entities merged in the area of Podgorica, Danilovgrad and Virpazar into an entity called “Agroplant 13.jul” which was later transformed into a modern company called “13. jul-Plantaže”. Beginning in 1970, a group of enthusiasts and visionaries launched the company Plantaže, undertaking a massive project of planting vineyards covering more than 2.000 hectares. These vineyards were planted in an infertile wasteland near Podgorica, known as Ćemovsko polje. This unique vineyard was in an area full of wild fields, bare stones and little fertile soil. The region enjoys over 2500 hours of sunshine annually. From 1977-1982 more than 11 million grapevines were planted, making it the biggest single viticultural project undertaken in European history. Plantaže first planted the indigenous Montenegrin grape variety Vranac, then Krstač and later noble international varietals.

Vineyards
Ćemovsko polje is the largest vineyard in Europe, covering an area of 2310 hectares with over 11 million grape vines planted. These vineyards are located approximately thirty kilometers from the Adriatic sea, next to Lake Skadar. The vineyards are bordered by the riverbed of the “lost river” Cijevna, on one side. Searching for its way to the Morača river and the sea, the river Cijevna found its way through the rocks, making a picturesque small canyon. In the riverbed of the river Cijevna, a specific section of the rootstock where Plantaze’s vineyards are situated is comprised of layers of different types of stones. The microclimate of the Ćemovsko polje region is largely determined by its proximity to the Adriatic Sea. The vineyard is located on a plateau, with an altitude of only 45 to 70 meters above sea level and is bordered by a range of bare, limestone hills. This karst valley is marked by extremely hot and dry summers and winters, only slightly cooler than coastal areas.

Extremely little precipitation and abundant sunshine complete the picture of this area. But, that hot sun, beating over Podgorica for ten to twelve hours daily during summer months, represents only one of the challenges with which the grapevine in the Ćemovsko polje faces. The other challenge is the soil, heavy and skeletal, made of chalky limestone, intertwined with sand and pebble with many polished round pebbles. These “challenges” give the grapes a premium quality with a balanced ratio between sugar and acidity.

95% of the grapes at Ćemovsko polje are still manually harvested by hand. During the harvest, from August to the end of September, over 2000 grape pickers are employed.

Winery
Plantaže produces over 40 different wines and four types of grape brandies, from 26 different grape varieties. 70% of the grapes grown in the vineyards of Plantaze are the full-bodied Vranac. Plantaze sales constitute on average, 25% white wine, 10% brandy and 65% Vranac. 10 different wines are made from Vranac. Each year, 17 million bottles of wine and grape brandy are produced, making Plantaze the market leader in the Balkan region. Plantaze exports to 35 countries and accounts for 60% of all agricultural exports from Montenegro.

The Šipčanik wine cellar is situated in the centre of the biggest vineyard of Montenegro. It offers picturesque views of the entire vineyard. Šipčanik was an underground aircraft hangar of the Yugoslav Army until the 1990s. In 2007 it was reconstructed and converted into a wine cave by Plantaže. It is a 356 meter long tunnel with over 7000 square meters of space where wine is tended and stored.

2014 Merlot
13.5% ABV, 750ML

This famous French variety thrives in the Podgorica viticultural area, presenting varietal characteristics with grace and opulence as a result of the abundant sunshine, rocky soil and vineyards uniquely positioned at the intersection of Mediterranean and continental climates.

Color: very deep, dark ruby color with a burgundy rim.

Nose: Beautifully perfumed floral aromas of violets and rose petals. Luscious, juicy, rich fruit notes of plums, dark ripe cherries, and blueberries. Complemented by subtle toasted oak and vanilla notes in the background.

Palate: Incredibly smooth! Rich and fruity. Very well balanced with mild acidity and velvety tannins. Medium to full bodied, well rounded merlot with great character. Juicy fruits slide smoothly across the palate. Super approachable wine. The type of wine that makes you just want to enjoy sip after sip after sip. Very enjoyable!

Finish: intense fruity aftertaste with lingering sweet red cherries and blueberries.

Food pairing suggestions: Peking duck, grilled chicken, turkey, braised short ribs, blackened salmon, lasagna, tomato based pasta dishes, lamb chops, gourmet burgers, lean and tender steaks such as filet mignon.

Recommended serving temperature: 16 to 18 degrees.

2016 Krstač
13.5% ABV, 750ML

Plantaže is the only winery in the world producing Krstač. This ancient white variety is a Vitis Vinifera grape that can only be found in Montenegro, where it grows mainly in and around Podgorica, the capital city. Many have tried unsuccessfully to cultivate the elliptical grape variety elsewhere but it appears to only thrive in the favorable Montenegrin climate, which has ideal humidity, limited rain and plentiful sunshine. It has a characteristic berry size and form of the cluster, resembling a cross, after which it got its name, Krstač, meaning cross.

Color: light yellow

Nose: fruity notes of citrus, peach, and lemons, and a subtle minerality.

Palate: Pleasant medium-bodied, rich white wine. Dry with nice vibrant acidity on mid palate. Crisp and balanced. Pleasant minerality and salty characteristics mark the finish.

Recommended serving temperature: 10 degrees

Food Pairing: Fish and seafood, egg dishes, foie gras, grilled white meats and appetizers, soft white cheese. Well chilled, Krstač represents the ideal aperitif.

2013 Vranac Pro Corde
100% Vranac
14% ABV, 750ML

Vranac is an autochtonous Montenegrin red grape variety. The name vranac means black stallion in the Montenegrin language mainly due to the colour of the skin of a ripe berry, and the powerful wines it creates.

After seven years of research and dozens of different micro and macro trials, in the year 1993 Plantaže developed a cutting edge vinification technology, and thus a new product “Vranac- Pro Corde (‘for the heart’).

Maceration and vinification for Pro Corde utilizes this unique technological procedure, by which natural ingredients inside the grapes called proanthocyanidins have been increased. Proanthocyanidins are very powerful antioxidants that remove harmful free oxygen radicals from cells. Studies indicate that antioxidant power of proanthocyanidins is 20 times higher than that of vitamin C and 50 times higher than vitamin E. Thus Vranac Pro Corde has been shown to be especially beneficial to heart health.

Vranac Pro-Corde has been aged for two years in 35% big French oak barrels, and 65% in the inox vats

Color: deep, dark red

Nose: Big, rich, opulent fruity nose of blackberries and blueberries, intertwined with the notes of dark cherries, plums, and coffee.

Palate:  Smooth, juicy, big, rich and fruity. Velvety tannins that are well integrated for a smooth taste. Long fruity finish with hints of dark chocolate.

Recommended serving temperature: 16 to 18 degrees.

Food Pairing Suggestions: Pro Corde is ideal with steaks, roasted lamb, game meat and also with poultry such as roasted goose or duck meat. It is an excellent match for spicy goulash as well as grilled tuna. It is perfect with the mature, hard cheese.
2013 Vladika
14.5% ABV, 750ML

Red Wine Blend: Vranac 80%, Cabernet Sauvignon 10%, Merlot 10 %

This wine was produced to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the founding of Plantaže and also to mark the grand Jubilee – 200 years from the birth of the Montenegrin ruler and bishop Petar II Petrovic Njegos. Vladika is an original blend, dominated by Vranac, with a little Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. It represents a complex, strong and modern wine that is aged in the best oak vats. It possesses opulent aromas, velvety tannins and an impressive finish. It is an extremely harmonious wine that will only improve over time and can easily age for another 20 years under proper cellaring conditions.

This wine was aged for two years in wooden barrels and French oak barriques

Color: deep dark red with ruby trim.

Nose: cedar, subtle mint, toasted oak and vanilla. Rich fruits in the background. Plums and dark cherries.

Palate: Opulent and enchanting. Rich and harmonious. Deep and concentrated. This is a full bodied, smooth, round, juicy wine with big rich fruit. Notes of tart cherries on mid palate. The tannins are succulent, chewy, and persistent. The finish is incredibly long and enjoyable with fruity notes of blackberry, blueberry, plums and interwoven with hints of coffee, tobacco, dark chocolate and oak. Lingering, warm, and incredibly enjoyable.

Recommended Serving Temperature: 16 to 18 degrees

Food Pairing: With all types of grilled steak especially ribeye, New York strip or T-bone. Barbecued meats especially beef, lamb and ribs. Pastas prepared with heavy meat and red sauce. Spicy dishes. Dark Chocolate.