A sommelier’s Jelena recommendations of which wines to tickle your taste buds!
G&J Tvoja krv i moja, Svaguša, Nadin Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot Wine that is certainly recommended, intense in flavour bearing an aroma of plum and red berries. It is full-bodied, maintaining beautiful mature tannins thus filling the palette with fruit and fullness. This well-balanced, complex and powerful wine seeks accompanying foods such as venison, lamb grilled, steak ...
Korlat Cabernet Sauvignon, Benkovac – Stankovci Less than 20 kilometres from Zadar is the Korlat Vineyards that produces excellent wines. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is a very powerful complex wine, with a deep and intense ruby red colour and purple reflection. The scent on the nose is rich in berries; dominated by blueberries, currants and black plum. The taste is quite lush with a long finish and ripe tannins. The impact of the barrel is very nicely integrated into the wine. This is a wine that nicely complements venison, beef, and aged cheese dishes.
Vina Punta Skala, Kraljevski vinogradi, Zadar Pošip is a wine that densely moves in the glass and expresses its fullness through the originality of this great grape variety. The scent of herbs along with fruits such as apricots and figs can be felt. When poured, it seems almost oily and leaves a creamy trail on the pallet. Pošip is excellent with chicken, duck, fish and other lighter meals in general.
Piližota Babić, Pirovac A great Babić wine from the Skradin area; the nose is empowered by a seductive cherry, pleasant yet distinctive scent. This is a very mature wine with specific earthy notes. Piližota Babić is definitely recommended, not pretentious, and will not let you down. A wine that seeks another glass!
Bibich Riserva R5 Skradin A great blend of Chardonnay, debit, maraština, pošip and Pinot Gris. The wine carries its weight and is extremely complex on the nose. It’s allowed to mature on its own yeasts and is cared for in wood. Thanks to this, it gets fine scents of butter, wood, vanilla... A wide glass is best used and is not too low in aroma. This is the kind of wine that you will enjoy with every sip you take.
Bibich Debit Skradin A great choice for the summer heat; light and full of fruity aromas due to a wide range of quince, sweet apples and herbs. This wine is extremely easy to drink and best expresses the originality of the Skradin area and the wines of its master winemakers. Best served with light white meat dishes and summer salads.
Jako vino, Brač: Stina Pošip Majstor A white wine with a fuller body, exquisitely fruity in aroma. Very nice, well-balanced and kept in wooden barrels. An extract wine of exceptional elegance and a fine addition in general and in particular with seafood.
Tomić Bastijana, Hvar: Belec, Pošip & Bogdanuša A white wine in the blend of indigenous variety, very lovable to those with an aroma for flora. Very light thus fit for daily consummation. Mineral, slightly acidic and light in body. A great summer refreshment.
Skaramuča, Pelješac Dingač Skaramuča, top quality wine, medium-bodied, aged in wood, nicely rounded, extremely rich and fruity. Finely acidic and expressively harmonious. A strong and mature wine tendered well with venison or ham.
Winemaker Crvik, Konavle: Dubrovnik’s Malvasia Tezoro A white wine, dry, mineral, fruity and full-bodied. A fantastic white from the Dubrovnik region and thanks to its rich character, it nicely complements food.
Andro Crvik, winemaker: Pomet Plavac mali selection A great Plavac and highly recommended. Extremely fruity on the nose, shades of smoke and prunes emphasised. Complex, medium to strong in body, beautifully fresh and soft. Maintains a long lasting finish and has great potential for aging.
Dubrovački podrumi, Gruda: Dubrovački podrumi Plausus Plausus is a premium wine from Plavac mali, it is of exquisite elegance and fullness. Recognisable by the variety of aromas. Intense in flavour, nicely balanced, strong body and a rich long finish. A wine which demands powerful food. It’s a top quality indigenous wine and the most important red grape sort in Croatia.