New vintage wines from Stobi for the new year

Posted on Tue 9th Jan 2018 at 09:11

We are dlighted to announce the arrival of two new vintages from the Stobi Winery in Macedonia. The popular Stobi Vranec 2015 red wine and refreshing Žilavka 2016 white wine.

Žilavka 2016
Žilavka grapes are harvested and sorted by hand and produce a white-gold dry wine with green tints. With aromas of citrus fruits this refreshing medium bodied wine is flowery on the nose and has a pleasant freshness. If you have not tried the Stobi Žilavka yet then you can expect a bright white intriguing fruity wine from the Balkans.


Type of wine: Dry white wine

Vintage: 2016

Region, country: Tikvesh, Macedonia

Grapes: 100% Zilavka

Appellation: Tikvesh Wine Region

Ageing: Stainless steel tank

Colour: White-gold, green tints.

Aromas: Citrus fruits and flowery the nose.

Taste: Concentration of flowers on the palate with pleasant freshness.

Winemaker’s note: Dry and refreshing, medium-bodied, bright white wine, flowery and fruity. This is an intriguing wine from the Balkans.



Alcohol by vol.: 12.31 %

Total acidity: 6.24 g/L

Volatile acidity: 0.3 g/L

Sugar: 1.3 g/L


Food pairing: To be consumed with cold starters, fish or pasta.
Serving: We recommend it at a temperature of 8-10°C

Vranec 2015
Our most popular Stobi wine, the new 2015 Vranec is a deep ruby-purple colour and comes with aromas of ripe forest fruits and intense spicy aromas. Aged for 6-9 months in oak barrels and oak casks, this Macedonian classic has a full-bodied, fruity and spicy palate with notes of citrus zest.


Type of wine: Dry red wine

Region, country: Tikvesh, Macedonia

Grapes: 100% Vranec

Appellation: Tikves Wine Region

Ageing: 6-9 months in barrel cellar.

Colour: Deep ruby-purple color.

Aromas: Ripe forest fruits, intense spicy aromas.

Taste: Full-bodied, fruity and spicy palate with notes of citrus zest.

Winemaker’s note:  Temperamental and intensively coloured wine.  Impression of wild aromas. Supple tannins add complexity to this wine.


Alcohol by vol.: 13.36 %

Total acidity: 6.69 g/L

Volatile acidity: 0.42 g/L

Sugar: 5.1 g/L

Age of vine: 30 years


Food pairing: To be served with roasted red meat and mature cheese.
Serving: We recommend it is served at a temperature of 15 - 18°C


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