Wine & Gourmet

Wine & Gourmet

Wine & Gourmet

CROATIAN WINE & WINE REGIONS

From two Croatian wine regions of the continental and coastal region, we highlight three sub-regions namely: Dalmatia, Istria and the Danube region, which are also tourist at most developed and best known. The author of the book Wine: Know and enjoy, Joanna Simon, called the Croatian wines as "hidden gems".

Dalmatia Wine Tour

Dalmatia Wine Tour : Middle and South Dalmatia

Highlights:

UNESCO s Heritage - The Old Town of Dubrovnik and the pearl of Adriatic, - Ston - spectacular city walls, Korcula- Hometown of Marco Polo, old town of Hvar and Starigrad - Split –UNESCO s Heritage -Diocletians Palace

Dubrovnik- Cavtat - Ston –Peninsula Peljesac – Orebic – Island Korcula – Bol (Island Brac) - Starigrad (Island Hvar) – Svirce – Starigrad – Ivan Dolac – Hvar –Milna – Island Vis - Split

General Fact File on Croatian Viticulture

Three major vine varietals cover 7% of total vineyard surface area

  • Riesling
  • Malvasia
  • Plavac mali

Registered Wine producers: 17,000

Vineyard surface area in total: 33,000 hectares

Wineries produc ing wines of controlled origin: 800

Wines of controlled origin: 2500

Total produc tion of wine of controlled origin: 61 million litres

Regional sh are of vineyard hectares: Continental Region 49% - Coastal Region 51%

Regional sh are of the number of wine producers: Continental Region 32% - Coastal Region 68%

Total num ber of cultivated vine varietals: 200

The total num ber of ind igenous vine varietals: 60

 

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
FISHERIES AND RURAL
DEVELOPMENT
CROATIAN CHAMBER
OF ECONOMY

 

Istria

A remarkable diversity of wine growing traditions

In Istria

wine is both a passion and a necessity,

part of the culture of life.

A variety of soil, red soil

in the coastal area and white soil in the interior,

adds another dimension to the wine-making

culture.

The most famous and widespread wine

is Istrian Malvasia, with a refined aroma and fresh

taste that best accompanies seafood dishes.

The red wines Teran and Refošk are old and indigenous

Istrian wines. Their deep ruby colour,

lively fruity scent and pronounced aroma are

perfect with meat dishes.

Many connoisseurs

of Istrian wines single out Muscat owing to its

golden colour, scent of wild pink cloves and exquisite

aroma. Both dry and sweet, this wine is

perfect to accompany desserts.

Set off and discover the wine roads of Istria,

and their many wine cellars, where an unforgettable

experience awaits you. And on your

way back through the vineyards, intoxicated by

the wine and beauty of nature, don’t forget to

thank Dionysius for favouring the magical Istrian

peninsula

Typical white varietals

• Malvazija

• Muškat

Typical red varietals

• Teran

• Merlot

• Cabernet sauvignon

The most prominent wine-growing hills

• the hills of Western Istria (Buje, Umag and Poreč)

• the hills of Central Istria (Pazin and Motovun

Slavonia and Danube area

Continental Croatia

is divided into 3 major regions:

Danube Region

Slavonia

Hilly Croatia (Central &Northwestern Croatia)

Eastern Croatian regions are aposite not only for the cultivation of Burgundy wines, especially the

Pinot varietals, such as Pinot crni and Chardonnay but also for the cultivation of the most prominent

varietal of continental Croatia – Graševina. Although Graševina is to be found in almost every

continental sub-region, its cultivation has shown marked results in the Danube region and Slavonia.

Traminac, Frankovka as well as Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot from Burgundy area show the best

results on the eastern areas of the Danube region. Eastern Croatia is specific in cultivating larger

vineyard areas, unlike other Croatian regions, in which individual vineyard plots are rather small with

an average surface of one hectare.

Slavonia &  Danube

Danube region

Typical wh ite varietals

• Graševina COMMON SYNONYM Welschriesling

• Traminac COMMON SYNONYM Gewürtztraminer

Typical red varietals

• Frankovka COMMON SYNONYM Blaufrankische

• Cabernet sauvignon

• Merlot

The most prominent wine-growing hills

• the hill of Srijem

• the hill of Erdut

• the hill of Baranja

Slavonia

Typical wh ite varietals

• Graševina COMMON SYNONYM Welschriesling

• Chardonnay

• Pinot Gris

• Sauvignon blanc

• Rajnski Rizling COMMON SYNONYM Riesling

• Silvanac zeleni COMMON SYNONYM Sylvaner

Typical red varietals

• Pinot crni COMMON SYNONYM Pinot Noir

• Frankovka COMMON SYNONYM Blaufrankische

• Merlot

• Cabernet Sauvignon

The most prominent wine-growing hills

• the hill of Daruvar

• the hill of Đakovo

• the hill of Feričanci

• the hill of Kutjevo

• the hill of Orahovica

• the hill of Slavonski Brod

Hilly Croatia  (Central &Northwestern Croatia)

Typical white varietals

• Kraljevina

• Silvanac zeleni COMMON SYNONYM Sylvaner

• Pinot bijeli COMMON SYNONYM Pinot Blanc

. Rajnski rizling COMMON SYNONYM Riesling

• Sauvignon blanc, Chardonnay

• Škrlet

• Sauvignon blanc

• Muškat žuti COMMON SYNONYM Muscat a Petit Grain

Typical red varietals

• Portugizac (pronounced: por-tu-gi-zatz) COMMON SYNONYM Portugieser

• Pinot crni (pronounced: pi-no tzr-ni) COMMON SYNONYM Pinot Noir

General Fact File on Croatian Viticulture

Three major vine varietals cover 7% of total vineyard surface area

  • Riesling
  • Malvasia
  • Plavac mali
Registered Wine producers:
  • 17,000
Vineyard surface area in total:
  • 33,000 hectares
Wineries produc ing wines of controlled origin:
  • 800
Wines of controlled origin:
  • 2500
Total produc tion of wine of controlled origin:
  • 61 million litres

Regional sh are of vineyard hectares: Continental Region 49% - Coastal Region 51%

Regional sh are of the number of wine producers: Continental Region 32% - Coastal Region 68%

Total num ber of cultivated vine varietals: 200

The total num ber of ind igenous vine varietals: 60

 

MINISTRY OF AGRICULTURE,
FISHERIES AND RURAL
DEVELOPMENT
CROATIAN CHAMBER
OF ECONOMY

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