Hi darbelicious — 24 days ago
Pretty notable, unique flavor. — 7 months ago
Great fruit character. Complex, not flat or one dimensional. Remind me of the richness or cab, but less the weight. Enjoyed with steak and fries. — 3 years ago
Great wine for the price — 4 years ago
Cocoa mulberry dark fruit. Open and allow to breath to open up the flavors and aromas. Good price too! — 2 months ago
Interesting 50/50 Macedonian red blend of Vranec and Plavec. Jammy blueberry and blackberry fruit with notes of crushed rocks, cocoa and white flowers. Full bodied with polished tannins. A very pleasant surprise! — 2 years ago
Dry, full bodied, fruity - Good with apéro. This was my first taste of Macedonian wine - What a nice discovery! — 4 years ago
Interesting wine. 65% Kratosija and 35% Vranec. From Macedonia (this is the only wine I’ve ever had from the region. Bought a prior version on a lark from the hippie grocery in St Pete, FL. I buy a case every year. Great value too. — 6 months ago
Dan,'s house good — 2 years ago
LONGING FOR THE SOUTH
Yesterday I drank this very nice Macedonian semi-dry T'ga za Jug red wine.
The wine is made of the native grape variety Vranec. It has an intense red color, and the distinctive taste of raisins and raspberries, which make it a nice sweet treat (hence: semi-dry).
The wine is named after the poem ‘Taga za Yug’ of the Bulgarian poet Konstantin Miladinov (1830–1862), one of the Miladinov brothers, who originate from Ottoman Macedonia. Both brothers are thought to have laid the foundation of the Macedonian literary tradition.
‘Taga za Yug’ means ‘longing for the South’ (el anhelo por el Sur): "If I had an eagle's wings, I would rise and fly on them to our shores, to our own parts [...] Here are frost and snow and ashes, blizzards and harsh winds abound [...] There the sunrise warms the soul".
When it is cold outside, and fiercely raining, I can assure you that it makes you long for the sun that warms the soul. Drinking the T'ga za Jug wine in good company and nice surroundings makes for a wonderful or sometimes even better alternative.
— 3 years ago