Wine Uka

Kallmet rezervë 2018 - 14% vol. - UKA Winery

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The portrait of the mountain man on the label is our great-grandfather, who symbolizes the northern areas where this variety is grown.
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    grape variety
     100% Kalmet
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     Red wine
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    Production hectare
     50 quintals
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    number bottles
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     Northern Albania, harvest in various campaigns from Lezha to the border with Montenegro
Product information
Ideal consumption
3-4 years
Vinification in stainless steel, maturation in 500 l oak barrels

The portrait of the mountain man on the label is our great-grandfather, who symbolizes the northern areas where this variety is grown. Kallmet is known as the best red wine grape in Albania, therefore the wine that bears its name is considered the ambassador of Albanian wines par excellence. A single harvest produced thanks to a passionate and hard-working family who obtain the best quality Kallmet grapes in the area. Elegant ruby ​​red color, with hints of red berry fruit, vanilla and cocoa, it offers a very balanced and versatile bouquet. It pairs well with a variety of dishes.

Technical specification

-Grapes harvested by hand

-Usually late harvest from organic vineyards

-Transported to the cellar in 20 kg boxes on cold trucks

-Cryo maceration for 48 hours

-Controlled fermentation for 12-15 days

-Soft pressing

-Natural precipitation on stainless steel tank

-Aged in 500 L oak barrels for 4 months

-About 2 years of monitoring the authentic flavors of the variety to be released.

-Bottled and aged in bottle for 1 year

About the producer
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Uka Winery is located in the center of Albania in the rural areas of the capital Tirana. It was established in 2005, founded by Flori Uka (winemaker), the first generation of the family in wine production. After 5 years of working in different wineries in Friuli/Veneto and 2 years of studying at the University of Udine and Conegliano in Enology, Flori returned to Albania to follow his dream of rediscovering Albania's wine values. Albania is rich in indigenous varieties and viticultural history. A history suppressed by the Ottomans and the dictatorship system. Today the new generation of winemakers is discovering the true values of this map unknown to the rest of the world. In Albania almost every rural family grows grapes. In several areas indigenous varieties are grown that have existed for hundreds of years. The vision of the Uka winery is to collect these grapes from different families throughout Albania to take the maximum potential of the same varieties. Following a cooperative-like system, Flori works with nearly 200 families throughout Albania who have indigenous grape varieties with an area of less than 1 hectare. Thus it is possible to search for the true potential of the terroir to express the maximum of our values in the wine. The purpose of the winery is to create a database of indigenous areas and varieties that are expressed to the fullest in our wines. We see our winery as a future wine museum where winelovers from around the world can come and taste Albania in a glass.
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