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Introduction to Croatian Wines

 TAGS:undefinedIn the recent years, Croatia experienced a boom in tourism, which in turn has brought its wines to an unexpected level of international recognition. With a long history of wine production, comparable to that of Mediterranean countries with a great tradition, Croatian wines were once well known, but Ottoman invasions, the phylloxera, world wars, communism and conflicts in the former Yugoslavia have decelerated their spread.

For decades, however, Croatian wine production was divided into “coastal” and “continental” regions. A few years ago, a group of producers, sommeliers and experts created a new system that highlights four regions with 12 subregions and 66 appellations. Croatia has 64 local grape varieties with a significant presence of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.

Dalmatia

In the most Southern region with a sunny and warm climate, the weather is ideal for rich and fruity white wines made of the autochthone Pošip, Debit and Maraština grapes. Red wines include varieties such as Babic and Plavac Mali from remarkable appellations such as from the peninsula of Peljesac and the subregions of Dingac and Postup.

Istria and Kvarner

Located in the Northwest of the country, the region has been known as “the other Tuscany”, and includes the islands of Kvarner Bay. The zone is also known for its refreshing white wines, ideal for fish and seafood, processed with Malvasia Istrienne and Zlahtina. The red wines are mainly based on Teran and some international varieties.

Terres Hautes

The region in the centre of the country, near the border with Slovenia and Hungary, produces Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay, as well as some red wines from Pinot Noir grapes, some excellent sweet wines and ice cream.

Slavonia and Danube

Finally, the region of Slavonia and the Danube is known for its dry white wine coming from Grasevina grapes, also known as Welschriesling or Riesling Italico. There, we can also find white wines made of Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, some red Blaufränkisch and other international varieties.

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How are the wines of Croatia?

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In recent years Croatia has experienced a tourist boom, which has made its wines reaching unprecedented levels of international recognition. With a long history of wine production, comparable to that of the most traditional Mediterranean countries, Croatian wines were well known at different times, but Ottoman invasions, phylloxera, world wars, communism and conflicts in the former Yugoslavia caused it to fall into oblivion.

For decades, Croatian wine production was simply divided into “coastal” and “continental”, but a few years ago a group of producers, sommeliers and experts created a new system that emphasized four regions, divided into 12 subregions with 66 Designations of origin. The country has 64 local grape varieties, in addition to an important presence of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah and Chardonnay.

Dalmatia

It is the most southerly area, with a sunny and warm climate ideal for the cultivation of white wine, rich and fruity wines that are made with Posip, Debit and Marastina grapes. Red wines include varieties such as the Babic and Plavac Mali, with very good denominations of origin such as the Peljesac peninsula and the subregions of Dingac and Postup.

Istria and Kvarner

Located in the northwest of the country, it is known as “the other Tuscany”, and the region includes the islands of the Kvarner Gulf. It is known for its refreshing white wines, ideal for fish and seafood and made with Malvasia Istriana and Zlahtina. The reds are produced basically with Teran grapes and some international varieties.

Highlands

Is situated in the center of the country, on the border with Slovenia and Hungary, this region produces Sauvignon Blanc, Muscat, Riesling, Pinot Gris, Sylvaner, Gewürztraminer and Chardonnay, as well as some reds made with Pinot Noir grapes and excellent sweet wine and ice wine.

Slavonia and Danube

Last, the region of Slavonia and Danube is known for its dry white grape wine Grasevina, known elsewhere as Welschriesling or Riesling Italico. Other whites are also produced, made from Chardonnay, Pinot Gris and Sauvignon Blanc, and Blaufränkish reds among other international varieties.

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