Croatia White Wine
Croatia White Wine
Croatia might be better known for the Game of Thrones, though its vino is actually serious business, deserving of a place among wine royalty itself. The whites that it produces are packed full of sweet fruits and bursting with flavour, so it is one of the easiest white wines to drink and you will swiftly find yourself uncorking another bottle! An ideal pairing with white fish, root vegetables or even on its own, the sheer fruitiness will make you wonder why you haven’t tried it before. Perfect for any occasion, Croatian white wine is well worthy of respect among even the most serious of connoisseurs.
The beautiful Croatian island of Brač is famous for its white stone, which is known locally as Stina and was the inspiration behind the name of this stunning collection of Jako Vino wines. The Stina project was founded in 2009 when Jako Andabak invested in a cellar along the waterfront in Bol. After much renovation, he designed a contemporary cellar perfect for production and tastings. Simultaneous investment was made in the vineyards, which are planted with local varieties such as Pošip and Vugava. Although grape vines have been cultivated on the island for centuries - the vineyard at Stipančić dates back to the 15th century, most needed either replanting or restoring to return them to their former glory. Winemaker Rikard Petric showcases these glorious indigenous varieties in a collection of fruit focused wines, full of Croatian charm.
The Kozlović family have been making wine in the Istrian region of Croatia since 1904. The region borders Friuli and the wines, food and people have a real connection with their Italian neighbours. The winery is run by Gianfranco and Antonella Kozlović and they currently cultivate 25 hectares of vineyard. Gianfranco is a perfectionist and he is constantly striving to improve his wine. He takes a modern approach to winemaking and produces seriously good wines.