"Ivica Matosevic entered the wine world as pure coincidence, but today wines are his passion. Alongside several blends of international and indigenous varieties, his star wine is Grimalda Crveno, a blend of Merlot and Teran, exhibiting pungent fruitiness in real harmony with fine acidity," writes Decanter. When it comes to the wines of the young Croatian winemaker Brečević, half French half Croatian, Decanter's first-rate wine taster writes that, despite the fact this was only his fourth vintage, the results are very promising. Brečević's wines made from indigenous grape varieties Malvazija, Teran and Refošk show the purity of fruit and elegance with very precise acidity, and are a perfect expression of the local grapes and terroir. About Coronica Decanter writes that "Moreno makes two Malvazijas, a Gran Teran and a Merlot, and these two red wines are definitely the highlights of his range."
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Recommended by Rene Bakalović
Try to leave a good impression on Andro Tomić, the richest character in a rich assortment of characters in Croatian winemaking. If you do, there is a good chance he might invite you aboard his speedboat and take you to one of the hundreds extraordinary Hvar attractions at his choice.
Don't miss Plavac Mali Barrique 2007
The fantastic 2007 vintage resulted in a series of excellent Plavac wines in Dalmatia, one of which is also this wine that has a collector's value. Plavac Mali Barrique 2007, perhaps the best Plavac wine produced by this winery, embodies all the characteristics of a good Plavac, the aroma of dried plums, a whiff of spicy smokiness, hints of Mediterranean plants and a strong body.
Jutarnji list, November 2, 2011