DINGAC History dictates that there are two quite separate vineyard areas in Croatia. Tne lies north, from the Plesivica Mountain in the west to the Danube in the east. The other lies south, from western Istria to Dubrovnik. Those two areas are further divided into a total of 11 sub-regions, with the most famous being the one called Vinarija Dingac, the Dingac Winery, located in Potomje on the Peljesac peninsula. The Dingac wine region near Dubrovnik is one of the smallest and most unique producers of red wines in the Mediterranean latitudes. It also produces some of the best wine in Europe. The key to the Dingac wine, like all wine, is the crop of grapes. The key grapes in this case are known as the Plavac Mali grapes, which grow on the south side of a restricted peninsula in southern Dalmatia known as the Peljesac peninsula. The tiny 2 km patch that house the grapes is called the Dingac region.The grapes grow in such a specific location, that families tending the grapes could not transplant them to the other side of a short hill and instead spent their time walking up and down the mountains each day to tend the grapes or riding donkeys with their tools.Because of this, in the 1970′s the wine growing families pooled their money and constructed a tunnel through the mountain running about a half a kilometer in length so that they could go to work on their crop of grapes without having to go up and over the entire hill. Only workers with the Dingac grapes tend their plants after traversing through a tunnel each day to get to the plants and Dingac has enjoyed some extra notoriety because of this.Dingac wines are a part of Croatian culture. Most oenophiles and food critics recognize Dingac and could tell you where it came from. Perhaps because of that, Dingac is protected under the international Geneva Convention, perhaps the only wine protected under a treaty in Europe. The wine itself is noted for its dark red color and distinguished aroma. The wine is credited with a full and harmonious taste, that errs toward being slightly sweet as it goes down. Dingac wine is exclusively red wine and the Plavac Mali grapes are so sensitive that tiny changes like the angle of the sun and the position of the hill change the way that the grapes taste. These positions and angles have been refined in the Dingac region for the last 470 years at least, but the tradition of winemaking in the area goes back even farther than that, to the very first people to inhabit the peninsula.
Dingac Extremely distinct and sumptuous bouquet, tinged with the fine aroma of the Plavac valley. Postup Dark, ruby-red, full-bodied, harmonious and with just a hint of dryness that is mellowed by its sugar content. Plavac From the Peljesac Peninsula in Croatia's middle and southern Dalmatia's coastal vinyards,this premium quality dry red wine is produced by the famous Dingac Winery. Comparable in style to American Red Zinfandel, the Plavac grape is often thought to be Zinfandel's true ancestor. Plavac is Croatia's most beloved grape varietal.
Malvasia Malvasia is an ancient Mediterranean varietal believed to be brought to Istria in the 13th century by Venetian merchant. A natural wine made from hand picked grapes from some of the best vineyards of Croatia. It is characterized by greenish gold color, aroma that reminds of acacia flower and harmonious and round taste. Serve with pasta, white fish, boiled and roast veal, roast lamb and pork. Plavac Plavac is a grape variety indigenous of Croatia and close relative to Zinfandel. Every bottle contains the spirit of sunny vineyards which spreads on the steep slopes of Peljesac Peninsula overlooking the Adriatic Sea. Hand selected grapes and traditional methods help create a natural wine. Plavac is dry red wine of ruby color and aroma of dark mature fruits. It is full bodied and balanced with tartness typical of the sort.
Ilocki podrumi wine company is one of the business partners of company Agrokor vina. Agrokor vina have a total of 2.226 acres of vineyards, 376 of which are new vineyards. The new plantation of Ilocki podrumi spread over 69 acres. This continues the glorious tradition of continuity in production of excellent wines. This tradition was interrupted several times throughout the history. Since the development of viticulture on the territory of present-day Croatia was closely linked with the development of the Roman power, the decline of this power led to the deterioration of viticulture. Upon arrival of the Romans in this area, emperor Probus (276 - 282) confirmed area around Ilok as extremely suitable for viticulture. The town of Ilok developed from the Roman fort Cuccium. It lies on the slopes of Fruska gora , on the right bank of Danube river in the region of Srijem. The flourishing Slavonian vine growing in the region of Srijem was stopped in 1536, when it came under Turkish rule. Namely, Islam forbids drinking of wine, so the varieties changed in favor of those used for eating, not for making wine. After powdery mildew (oidium) and downy mildew (Peronospora), the emergence of phylloxera in late 19th century, almost completely eradicated the old vineyards. Despite the historical turbulences, diseases and wars (especially WWII and the Homeland War), viticulture in this region always managed to recover from the destruction and continued to develop.
Blaufrankisch Frankovka the Croatian synonym for Blaufrankisch continues tradition of red wines from Ilok where wine making has been nourish since Roman times. Frankovka is dry, red wine of a ruby color with rich varietal aroma, pleasant full bodied and balanced flavor. Its beautiful flavor perfectly complements dishes from dark meats and small game and it is exceptionally delicious with fine chesses. Grasavina
Grasevina, this queen of Croatian white varieties, grows here next to the widely known fragrant Ilok Traminer. The wide region of Ilok consists of a striking landscape crisscrossed by deep valleys that gradually rise to the altitude of 200 to 250 meters, creating plateaus suitable for vineyards. On the recently held international wine competition of Vinagora, this Grasevina won gold. Vinagora event was held in Budapest under the sponsorship of trade organizations O.I.V. (International Organization of Vine and Wine) and UIOE (Union Internationale des Œnologues). Ilock Grasevina is a dry wine, with a nice yellow hue with greenish reflections. Although the wine is labeled as a high quality wine, it is a so-called everyday wine, which is evident from its price. This wine has an excellent price to quality ratio. It has a recognizable varietal aroma. Full, rounded and harmonious aroma indicates a good alcohol to acidity ratio. We recommend you drink it immediately. Serving temperature: 10-12°C Best paired with: white meat dishes, chicken stew with sour cream and baker style potatoes, lighter fish stew made with freshwater sea fish, baked pancakes with cheese. Cabernet Sauvignon Blaufrankisch Ilok wines are from the sub region Srijem where the tradition of grape cultivation has been cherished, since Roman times. Cabernet Sauvignon Frankovka the Croatian name for those wine is marriage of those two high quality red varieties. The blend has achieved a ruby red color and pleasing blackberry and plum aroma, and has a good structure and full rounded taste. Serve with beef, pork, game and fish dishes and various cheeses.
PODRUM BELJE Podrumi Belje have around 583 hectares of their own vineyards on the location of Banovo brdo, that rises from 150 to 220 meters above sea level, stretching along the southern, sunny slopes with the rich loess soil. Belje wine cellars on the locations along Banovo brdo in the fertile Baranja region is a proof that the combination of terroir, good investments and a sound vision can yield top quality products. Looking to the future and not the past, the people responsible for Belje brand have in the past few years created and realized clear development plans and made new plantation, all with the goal of increasing the production of quality, as well as top quality wines. Success failed to come, so the wine ranges from Belje cellars include a number of red and white varieties, as well as top quality and award-winning labels.
Belje Grasavina the most widely planted white grape variety in Croatia is Grasavina. It is also known as Welchriesling in Austria and is of no relation to the traditional Rieslings from Alsace and Germany that we are more familiar with. The nose is filled with a combination of floral and stone mineral notes intertwined with an unusual honeyed sort of apricot twist. As it rolls across your palate, the slightly exotic taste is clean, refreshing and finishes with just a touch of spice. Serve this well chilled and enjoy it with cold salads.
From 20 to 30 September 2009 vegetative cycle characterized by an excellent schedule rainfall during spring and dry and hot summer, which resulted in the exceptional quality of the grapes at harvest. After hand-picking grapes the fermentation with macerationin stainless steel fermenter for a term of 10 to 12 days, and molding and continuation of malolactic fermentation in stainless steel. After blending and selection aged 8-12 months in large barrels and stainless steel.containers. The wine is deep ruby red in color, medium density. his complex aroma characterized black berries and sour cherries and plums, and in the background feel and spicy aromas of pepper. The wine is best served at a temperature 18 - 20 ° C with red meat, ripe cheese and sausage. Alcohol: 15.0% vol. Quality dry red wine of controlled origin from vineyards Baranja, The soil is degraded chernozem on wood with a deep A horizon. The space between the lines is the fascination. 100% frankovka Drink immediately or stored for up to three years.
Dalmatinac white 1 liter bottles Dalmatinac white wine is a table wine with geographical origin. It is produced of the grape sorts Trbljan, Marastina, etc., cultivated in all Dalmatian regions. Dalmatinac white wine is made in the vineyard Dalmacijavino*. Thanks to an adequate selection of grape sorts and to the traditional Dalmatian distillation, this is a typical southern wine. Dalmatinac is suitable for family table and restaurants. It is served cool at the temperature of 12 Celsius degrees. Dalmatinac red 1 liter bottles Dalmatinac red wine is produced of the grape sorts Plavina, Plavak and other sorts from the regions of the north Dalmatia, Dalmatian island and the Central and South Dalmatia. It is made in the vineyard Dalmacijavino *. Dalmatinac red wine has ruby-red color with the aroma typical for the grape sort of Plavina and a harmonious flavor. Dalmatinac is typical Dalmatian wine traditionally transported in wooden barrels. It is served with fish brodettos and fried fish, lightly cooled in summer.
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"Plavac Blato is a quality dry red wine of controlled origin from vineyards on the island of Korcula. It is made from Plavac Mali and Merlot blend wine grapes which is an indigenous variety in Blato and has been thriving outstandingly in this area for centuries. It is an intriguing wine having a crystal ruby colour, the pleasant aroma of the Plavac Mali variety and a light acidity."
Karlovačko Karlovacka Pivovara was founded in 1854, in Karlovac, by Baron Nikola Vranyczany. It is one of the oldest and biggest breweries in Croatia. Karlovacka Pivovara is the largest exporter of beer in Croatia. The beer is a tasty lager that has a nice finish and will quench any thirst. You can taste the quality and tradition in every glass. Try this beer for a change of pace and sit back and enjoy the taste of a true classic.