PAPAL KEYS of ERDEVIK

Pope Innocent XI born Benedetto Odescalchi

Pope Innocent XI (Latin: Innocentius XI; 1611-1689), born Benedetto Odescalchi, was Pope from 21st September 1676 to his death in 1689. He is known in Budapest as the Saviour of Hungary. He was beatified with no oposition in 1956 by Pope Pius XII.
Innocent XI was an enthusiastic initiator of Holy League which brought together the German Estates and King John III of Poland who in 1683 hastened to the relief of Vienna which was being besieged by the Turks. After the siege was raised, Innocent XI again spared no efforts to induce the Christian princes to lend a helping hand for the expulsion of the Turks from Hungary. He contributed millions of scudi to the Turkish war fund in Austria and Hungary and had the satisfaction of surviving the capture of Belgrade on 6th September 1688.

As a reward for his contribution, Leopold I, Holy Roman Emperor, gave to Pope Innocent XI and Odescalchi family Syrmia province including and , covered with vineyards.

From that moment Erdevik coat of arms bears the papal insignia – Papal keys of Heaven. In 1826 count Livio Odescalchi, built a cellar and a winery marking the beginning of what is today.

45th PARALLEL NORTH

The ideal latitude for the worlds great wines

A magic band surrounds our planet between the 40th and 50th parallels of the northern hemisphere.

Within this mysterious space, wine finds the ideal conditions for revealing the true expression of the soil and climate in its fruit and the imprint of each successful vintage.

The 45th latitude, mid-way between the North Pole and the Equator, is the dividing line for wine, most white grapes being grown north of it and red grapes south of it.

It thus represents a balancing point and a high-tension wire.

Our single block, 40 hectares vineyard lies exactly on 45th parallel, same as Bordeaux and Piedmont, thus sharing the same magical potential.

INFLUENCE of DANUBE

Why rivers make great wine regions

We get it — wine regions are special, and not just because the fruits of their labor have lent a happy buzz to imbibers for millennia. A wealth of intricate details combine to make these hallowed regions perfect for grape growing. Sunshine, soil, and water are the basic ingredients, but the rivers that criss-cross most famed areas also play a critical and oft-overlooked role.

Beyond providing postcard-worthy backdrops, these curvaceous flows moderate severe climates across Europe and the New World, which is important because most wine regions exist in harsh, or marginalized areas. From the chilly Mosel Valley to the scorching Ribera del Duero in central Spain, vines thrive thanks to the influence of major rivers, and it’s not because they provide irrigation.

If not irrigation, then what? Because liquid water maintains its temperature longer than air, rivers are able to act as both heat reservoirs and cooling agents in the valleys they’ve carved over thousands of years.

This science is the same reason outdoor pools stay warm longer than the air after sunset, and why seaside areas have more consistent temperatures than their nearby inland counterparts.

When it comes to fine wine, these moderating influences are paramount because they allow grapes to ripen while retaining vital acidity, either by adding heat or cold.

A combination of sugar and acid in grapes is what allows a finished wine to taste “balanced,”.

A prime location near a major river makes this balance easier to achieve, since rivers tame climates and limit vintage variation as a result.
In short, rivers counteract the most brutal elements of a region’s climate and give winemakers better crops to work with every season.

Across the board, respected wine regions have rivers: Bordeaux, Loire, Mosel, Douro, Napa, Rhone, Rioja, and Margaret River. Historically, strategic riverside locations ensured access to markets for finished wines in addition to climatic benefits.

Even with modern transportation advances, one thing is for certain — vines aren’t planted in river valleys for the views.

VINEYARD

Vineyard is located above the village of Krcedin (Breskvik micro-location) at 100 meters above sea level with several grape varieties: Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Sauvignon Blanc and Syrah.


We carefully selected location where to plant our vineyards. Breskvik micro-location turned out to have the best terroir (climate and soil influence) in Fruska Gora appellation. Our grapes are ripening in the best possible way getting the sunlight both from the sun and as a reflection of river Danube. During the summer and early winter cool air flows from Fruska Gora forest so grapes achieve appropriate freshness, fruitiness and acidity becoming fully balanced.

Soil is multilayered full of minerals which provides robustness and complexity in wines. On the surface soil is alluvial with several layers of clay and limestone where plant roots are reaching fossilized segments of shell and coral remained from Pannonian sea sediments.

Most of the work in the vineyard is done manually and when the harvest comes we only use the best grapes to make our wines. We learn from tradition, respect the terroir and are making the wines for generations to come.

WINERY

Erdevik Winery is located in the village of Erdevik, region of Syrmia (present day Serbia) in western foothills of Alma Mons (Fruska Gora). Surrounded by mild hillside in Fruska Gora, vast plains in the south and located at 140 meters above sea level, Erdevik, with its three lakes is one of the most beautiful villages in the region of Syrmia (Srem). In 1697 most of Syrmia province and therefore Erdevik became part of Austro-Hungarian Empire and were ruled by Italian nobility of Odescalchi family who aided king Leopold I defending the city of Vienna during the ottoman siege. Name of the village Erdevik was derived out of Hungarian word ERDOVEG meaning forested area. In Erdevik first vines were planted in 276 during the reign of Roman emperor Probus. In the early nineteenth century village of Erdevik had a number of vineyards so count Livio Odescalchi built a cellar and a winery. Present day Erdevik winery is a synergy of tradition and modern approach to winemaking where premium wines are produces exclusively from an estate owned vineyard located on the right bank of river Danube.

WINES

OMNIBUS LECTOR

Intense tropical fruit aromas with hints of vanilla and biscuit makes wine quite typical and recognizable. To the palate wine offers pleasant, refreshing acidity, while minerality prolongs the aftertaste. Quite unique expression of oak aged Chardonnay.




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry White Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
100% Chardonnay

HARVEST
2016

Alcoholic degree: 13,5% Vol.
Total Acid: 6,63 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1,05 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

EX CATEDRA

Ex Cathedra offers very pure, mineral and fresh fruit and floral aromas on the nose, which are neither green nor tropical, but so invitingly subtle,elegant and profound that you don’t want to name the scents, just enjoy them. On the palate, too, this is a pure, complex and powerful wine of great personality, finesse and expression. Tightly woven and animating in its vibrant, citric limestone minerality, this is a serious, fresh and persistent wine.




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry White Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
100% Sauvignon Blanc

HARVEST
2016

Alcoholic degree: 13,5% Vol.
Total Acid: 5,61 g/l
Residual Sugar: 1,98 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

ROZA NOSTRA

Roza Nostra is everything that great rose should be. Loaded with flavours – strawberry, cherry, vineyard peach, refreshing citrus and touch of minerality. Roza Nostra has full body, vibrant acidity and perfect precision on the palate.




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry White Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
50% Cabernet Sauvignon 30% Merlot, 20% Shiraz

HARVEST
2017

Alcoholic degree: 13,5% Vol.
Total Acid: 6,20 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0,60 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

TRIANON

Typical for 19th century Bordeaux wines, blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah (which is quite specific for Rhone Valley), proof once again it’s full exuberance. Intense aromas of ripe black and red fruits (from Merlot and Cabernet), are in perfect harmony with dark chocolate and lavender aromas (from Syrah). Ageing in oak, not only gives one more aromatic layer to wine complexity, but have quite positive influence on its overall balance




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry Red Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
Merlot 69%, Shiraz 27%, Cabernet Sauvignon 4%

HARVEST
2016

Alcoholic degree: 14,0% Vol.
Total Acid: 6,22 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0,53 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

GRAND TRIANON

Has a deep ruby color with black nuances. Peppery red and black fruits make up the perfume. This round, supple wine features ample doses of spicy black fruit. In the mouth, this is slightly sweet from the Syrah, with solid acid and structure throughout. The finish carries some continuing fruit and mild tannins. Long multi layered aftertaste




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry Red Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz 35%, 15% Merlot

HARVEST
2015

Alcoholic degree: 14,0% Vol.
Total Acid: 6,14 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0,52 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

GRAND TRIANON DEUX MERS

Grand Trianon Deux Mers aged for 8 months in the Adriatic sea (Kornati archipelago of Croatia) at 30 meters below the sea level. Soil in our vineyard is multi layered, rich in minerals, which gives complexity and structure to our wines. On the surface is alluvial soil. Below is the layer composed of limestone and clay formed as a deposit of ancient Pannonian sea. The deepest layer is full of fossilized corals and shells




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry Red Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
50% Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz 35%, 15% Merlot

HARVEST
2015

Alcoholic degree: 14,0% Vol.
Total Acid: 6,14 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0,52 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

CABERNET SAUVIGNON/MERLOT

An expressive perfumed nose offers black cherry currant and cassis with secondary notes of violet cedar and a touch of wild spice. Broad and expansive on the palate the dark fruits are intense without being overwrought and the tannins are prominent yet remarkably silky for such a youthful wine. With all the elements balanced beautifully this has the potential for true greatness. Enjoy over the next 10+ years




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry Red Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
75% Cabernet Sauvignon, 25% Merlot

HARVEST
2016

Alcoholic degree: 14,5% Vol.
Total Acid: 6,3 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0,51 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

STIFLER'S MOM SHIRAZ

Glass-staining ruby. Sexy, floral- and spice-accented aromas of candied cherry, black raspberry and cola, with a subtle suggestion of vanilla in the background. Offers an array of lively red and dark fruit and floral pastille flavors that gain flesh and weight with aeration. Closes spicy and extremely long, with suave tannins and lingering sweetness




COUNTRY
Serbia

APPELATION
Alma Mons (Fruska gora)

TYPE OF WINE
Dry Red Wine

VARIETAL COMPOSITION
100% Shiraz

HARVEST
2016

Alcoholic degree: 14,5% Vol.
Total Acid: 5,87 g/l
Residual Sugar: 0,50 g/l
750 ml.
Contains sulphites

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