The Serbian Orthodox Monastery Tvrdoš is located in southeastern Herzegovina, less than 20 miles from the Adriatic Sea. Dedicated to The Dominion of the Mother of God, it was built in the late 13th century above the right bank of the Trebisnica river on the foundations of a 4th century Roman church.
Vranac translates to the “Black Horse” in that it thrives in the super rocky Karst soils, and although grown in some hot conditions, these grapes maintain a shocking amount of acidity.
Aged for 2 years in 100+ year old Monastic barrels, it’s oddly refreshing and even tart at times despite being jet black in color.
Notes of dried cranberry, freshly baked bread, vibrant wild berries and ripe dark cherries.
Accompany with grilled chicken, Prosciutto and Cheese, lamb chops,
and ribs with sticky barbeque sauce.