Traikovsky Mastika, is a traditional home-made mastika with pleasant taste. It is very popular however, that in the past, when there were no medicines, peasants drank mastika to relief stomach pain.
A premium mastika of complex bouquet with intensive mastics, anison, honey, with refreshing notes of raisins and blossom, with diverse mastics, honey, grape, vanilla and nutmeg palate, with slight touch of chocolate and fig. Persistent soft long lasting finish, lingering into the senses long afterwards.
Sommelier’s recommendation (Matches Made in Haven)
Traikovsky Mastika is best enjoyed as appetizer drink with salads, milk or any other salad, usually on the rocks or mixed with water.
Geographic origin: the Povardarie wine-growing region, the Tikves wine-growing district
Wine-growing district-sites: Krnjevo, Barovo, Bosava, Vitacevo
Site: south-east, east, west, north
Vineyard area: 10 – 12 ha
Vineyard shape: espalier
Height above sea level: 600-700 m
Vine training: single Guyot
Vine density: 4,000 vines/ha
Vineyards aged: 10 – 40 years
Type of soil: clay soil, sandy soil
Climate: A Mountainous climate with a mixture of the Mediterranean climate under the influence of the Aegean Sea in the south and the Continental climate influenced by the mountain Kozuf in the north.
Aging period: none
Aging material: none
Alcohol by volume: 42 % vol
Variety: 7 different grapes, of which Riesling, Chardonnay, Smederevka – autochthonous variety of Macedonia, Cabernet Sauvignon, Vranec – autochthonous variety of Macedonia, and 2 additional varieties, recipe’ secret.
Harvesting: exclusively by hand
100% in big underground tanks, naturally chilled with underground waters of river Boshavica (production facilities located in the middle of the old riverbed of Boshavica river, a fast mountain river, springing at 20km production facilities, in the heights of Kozuf Mountain)