Thursday, July 15, 2021

New Croatian Wine!

Product of Croatia

2019 Kutjevo Traminac Dry White....$11.99
Tasting notes: High quality Gewürztraminer with accentuated aromatic varietal characteristics, strong and distinctive character. Thanks to the extremely favorable microclimate, Kutjevo Gewürztraminer opens a delicate secondary bouquet of pronounced floral and fruity notes.
Enjoy with: We recommend serving it at 10-12° C, as an excellent aperitif wine, and its benefits come to full expression with sweet desserts and foie gras.

2016 Blato Marko Polo Red Blend...$9.99
Blend of Plavac and Merlot

Established in 1902, Blato is the largest cooperative on the Island of Korčula with access to the best fruits available. Blato still employs traditional winemaking techniques such as long skins macerations for whites and reds and ageing in large Slavonian Oak barrels. They also ferment their white wines in stainless steel vats and handle them using a reductive method to preserve primary fruit characteristics.
Grapes and wine are integral part of the celebration of life for Korčula’s inhabitants. Since as far back as 1427, the 'Statute of the islands', the oldest code in that part of Europe, has regulated the cultivation of vines, wine production and trade on the island. Wines from the island of Korčula were exported to Venice and served regularly at the tables of the Viennese court.  The climate is typically Mediterranean, although more humid and slightly cooler than Pelješac. Plavac Mali and Pošip grapes are the most prominent and popular varieties of the region.

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