The Macedonian Republic is a country at the heart of the Balkan Peninsula, in south-eastern Europe. The modern-day incarnation of an ancient Greek state of Macedonia, it is quite distinct from modern Greek Macedona, with which it shares a border for more than 100 miles (160km). As a result of this proximity and internatonal naming disputes, the republic is sometimes referred to as FYROM (Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia) to distingush it from the Greek region.
The wine industry of the Macedonian Republic is dominated by red wines, and centers around two native varieties Vranac and Kratosija), as well as some international varieties such as the ubiquitous Bordeaux wine grape varieties Cabernet sauvignion and Merlot. The main wine-growing regions here are Pcinja-Osogovo in the north, Pelagonija-Polog in the south and Povardarie. The Macedonian Republic as a whole has a stable 56,850 acres (23,000 ha) of wine-bearing vineyard and a slightly larger coverage of vines harvested for table grapes.
Although a landlocked country (it is separated from the Adriatic Sea by Albani and the Aegean Sea by Greece, the republic has both continental and Meditereanian influences on its climate. Its north-eastern corner is separated from the nearest coastline by 125 miles (200km), while Lake Doiran at its south-eastern edge lies just 35 miles (55 km) from the coastal Greek town of Thessalonika on the Thessalonian Gulf.
Along the Albanian border, in the republic's south-western corner, several large lakes moderate the climate. The shelter provided by the local topography combines with other geological factors to create some particularly productive agricultural land, notably around the lakeside towns of Struga and Resen. Grapes play an important part in the local economy and agriculture here.
Lake Prespa, which FYROM shares with Greece and Albania, is the highest tectonic lake in Europe. Over many millennia it has been lifted up by the region's complex geological activity to an altitude of almost 2800ft (855m). Tectonic lakes are formed when pre-existing topographical depressions are elevated by tectonic movements and over time become natural lake basins. The significance of this process to viticulture is that it does not require the presence of mountain ranges or glaciers, and the climatological conditions these phenomena imply. Thus Lake Prespa and its neighbor Lake Ohrid enjoy all of the benefits of a sunny, continental environment and the clear air found at these elevations, without the sometimes treacherous weather conditions encountered by other mountain lakes.
Alexandria cab High-quality dry red wine with controlled geographical origin of Tikveškoto vineyards. The wine is characterized with temnocrvena-ruby color, aroma ovošna are traces of the mixture to currant and cherry and fully balanced body in harmony are dolgiot finish.