Red wine Kallmeti

Kallmet Prestigj 2019 - 15% vol. - KALLMETI Winery - Gold medal

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Aged dry red wine.
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Aged dry red wine.

Origin (production area): Only the Kallmeti area, no more than 5 km from the winery, in Kallmet, Lezha. Exclusively from the vineyards of the area called “CRU”.

Grapes: 100% Kallmet, which is an ancient native Albanian variety grown in the area of ​​origin and widespread mainly in the regions of Lezha and Scutari. The average yield in the Kallmeti vineyards intended for this wine does not exceed 50 quintals/ha. The harvest is done later, when the grapes are overripe and have just started to crumple on the vine.

Tradition: The differentiation of red wine into two versions: "Basic" and "Prestige" was not applied from the beginning; it was unified product. This differentiation began in 2010 at the Kallmeti winery, noting the superior characteristics of the grapes produced in some vineyards in the sandy soil of Kallmeti.

Oenological consultancy: Offered by SEA (Associated Oenological Studio), Italy. The grapes are harvested by hand in the over-ripe phase and are selected very carefully. This wine is matured for 12 months in stainless steel containers, then for 12 months in French oak barrels and 12 months in the bottle before being released on the market.

Organoleptic characteristics: It presents itself in a blood red, expressed and diversified, dominated by fresh aromas typical of the varietal, quite tannic, full-bodied and balanced. Distinguish the pleasant features of overripeness and the emergence of the second and third smells. Depending on the year of production, the alcohol content varies from 14-15% Vol.

Somelier's advice: It pairs well with ham appetizers, pasta with minced meat, baked red meats and mushroom-based dishes. Recommended serving temperature: 16 - 18°C.

Our Kallmet Prestigj wine is a true champion!

In 2023 he was awarded the prestigious Berliner Gold at the Berliner Wine Trophy , the largest international OIV wine competition in the world.
Kallmet Prestigj also secured the bronze medal at the prestigious Decanter World Wine Awards 2023 against 18,250 entries from 57 countries.

About the producer
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“Kallmeti” L.t.d, is established in 2006. This is a family business created by three shareholder brothers from Kallmet village. Main activities are the production and trade of three products: Wine, Raki (Albanian grape distillate), and Olive oil. The first year of activity is produced only 5000 liters of wine. Since the first year of activity the production capacity has been increased by about 20-30 % every year until 2019 and afterwards keeping somehow a constant level. The quality of products has been continuously improved, thanks to the professional Italian enological expertise, provided by Enological Group laded by Prof. Luigi Costantini. The grape cultivar is Kallmet, an ancient Albanian cultivar originated in the village with the same name. This grape variety is cultivated in two regions, Lezhe and Shkodra (Albania northwest). The olive cultivar is Kallmet, an ancient Albanian cultivar originated in the village with the same name. This olive variety is cultivated mainly in Kallmet village, and surronding villagesin of Lezha region (Albania northwest). All olive trees of this variety are old. A part of this olive variety there is used about 40 % even other international cultivars: Lecino, Frantoio (italian) and Arbequino (spanish). There are about 2500 olive trees of all above mentioned varieties owned by Kallmeti L.t.d. In Kallmet village there are more than 20000 olive trees in total Kallmeti winery is owning about 10 hectars of vineyards in Kallmet village, but also is buying Kallmet grape from more than 50 small local winegrowers from Kallmet and also surrounding villages.
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