Maurer – Tamjanika 2019
New Muscat wine made by Oszkar Maurer. This time under the label Tamjanika, which is actually a Serbian variety of Muscat Blanc à Petits Grains.
The name would suggest a French variety, but the origin of this grape is Greece, more precisely, the island of Samos.
Being one of oldest grape varieties it has a lot of local names.
Moscato d’Asti, Moscato di Canelli, Sárgamuskotály, Muscat d’Alsace, Muskateller…
The Serbian name, Tamjanika, is named after tamjan – frankincense.
An aromatic resin used in incense and perfumes obtained from Boswellia trees.
Undeniably the aroma of ripe grapes and elderflowers and then a real storm of it.
Tamjanika 2019 had short skin contact and sur-lie.
It’s even botelled with fine lees resulting in a richer wine with greater depth and complexity of flavor.
Comparing it with MusCat 2018, it is more edgy, on the wild side.
Acidity is a bit higher but well followed by savory aspects. It’s almost salty.
Ballistic, advanced – next level of Wine Game.