Distillate Kallmeti

Aged Raki 2018 - 45%vol. - KALLMETI Winery

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Aged Kallmet grape brandy.
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     wine obtained from the pressing of Kallmet grape pomace after fermentation
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     Kallmet, Lezhë
Product information
Aging is recommended
Ideal consumption
aging is recommended
Wine obtained from the pressing of Kallmet grape pomace after fermentation
60 – 70 qt/ha
Grape brandy

Aged Kallmet grape brandy.

Classification: Traditional method of distillation from Kallmet grape juice fermented and aged in French oak barrels.

Origin (production area): the area of ​​Kallmet and the surrounding villages, in geographical length not exceeding 30 km from the location of Kallmet Company.

Grapes: 100% Kallmet grapes, an ancient native Albanian variety, cultivated in the area of ​​origin and widespread mainly in Lezha and Scutari. The average yield in vineyards is 50-60 kV/Ha.

Tradition: The cultivation of this variety of grape and the brandy produced from it are inherited by the families of winemakers in the area, both for family consumption and for the market. Aging takes place in wooden barrels of different types produced by local artisans.

Production method: After fermentation at a controlled temperature, the fluid obtained from pressing the pomace goes to the distillery. This brandy is produced in stills (copper boilers) using the traditional method. The brandy is stored for 6 months in stainless steel containers and subsequently for 3 years in French oak barrels and subsequently 6 months in glass bottles before being released on the market.

Organoleptic characteristics: Presented in a golden colour, expressed and diversified, with dominant aromas typical of the variety and particular woody aroma obtained during aging. Depending on the year of production, the alcohol content varies between 45-50% Vol.

Sommelier's tip: It pairs well with cheeses, olives, mixed appetizers and cured meats. Consumption in small quantities and after a meal is recommended. Recommended serving temperature: 12-14°C. It can be served with ice.

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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