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Wines, dessert wines & liquers

Beleca, dry white wine, quality wine
Pošip, dry white wine, top quality wine
Opolo nobile, dry pink wine, quality wine
Plavac, dry red wine, quality wine
Plavac mali barrique, dry red wine, top quality wine
Caplar, dry red wine, top quality wine
Veliki plavac mali, dry red wine, top quality wine
Sv. Klement, dry red wine

WINES

Beleca

DRY WHITE WINE, QUALITY WINE

Beleca is a dry white wine. It is a blend of two autochthonous Croatian varieties: 50% Pošip and 50% Bogdanuša.

 

Bogdanuša is a grape variety native to Hvar Island. It produces light, delicate wines characterized by freshness and a floral aroma. It is planted on red soil which intensifies the freshness, which is why it pairs excellently with richer, full bodied wine produced by Pošip.

 

Originally from Korčula, Pošip has taken root elsewhere in Dalmatia, and has recently become popular on the international wine scene as one of the most praised Croatian grape varieties. 

 

In this synergy of Pošip and Bogdanuša, Pošip provides the strength, the typical varietal aromas of stone fruit (apricot and peach) and minerality, while Bogdanuša provides gentler floral aromas and freshness. The result is a southern wine full of character, but at the same time refreshing and vibrant. It is quite light in alcohol (approx. 12.5 %) which makes it a more easy drinking style wine, ideal choice for daily consumption.

 

The name of the wine means "beauty" in vernacular (Ital. bellezza).

 

Wine type and quality: dry white wine, quality wine

Grape varieties: Pošip (50%) and Bogdanuša (50%)

Locality: Jelsa, Vrboska, Vrbanj, Dol

Alcohol: 12.5-13%

Size: 750 ml

 

It is served chilled, at a temperature of 10-12 °C. It is recommended as accompaniment to white meat, fish and shellfish dishes, as well as to spicier dishes such as pesto, hard cheeses like Pag Island cheese etc.

Pošip

DRY WHITE WINE, TOP QUALITY WINE

Pošip is a top quality dry white wine. It is the white wine from our premium range, and we consider it an upgrade from Beleca as it combines freshness with the more complex range of aromas of riper fruit, combined with subtle oak influence/oak aromas and flavors.

 

It is a varietal wine, made from a single grape variety of the same name, native to Dalmatia. It is actually one of the few varieties that is proven to be of Croatian origin (it comes from a neighboring island of Korčula, and we even know the identity of the peasant who first found the vine growing in the forest). 

 

Pošip has a fuller body and strength, but is balanced by freshness and vibrant acidity. Typical varietal aromas of stone fruit (apricot and peach), as well as fresh citrus and Mediterranean herbs are complemented by maturation/ageing of a part of the wine in oak barrels. 30% of the wine spends approx. 6 months in new oak, mostly French barriques (Garbelloto, Seguin Moreau) and one Slavonian (Golub), and is kept on fine lees (sur-lie method), which gives the wine a fuller body and subtle notes of yeast, pastry and brioche.

 

Wine type and quality: top quality white wine

Grape variety: pošip

Locality: northern side of Hvar Island, Ager (between Jelsa and Stari Grad) and the southern side of the island (vineyards around Milna and Hvar).

Alcohol: 13%

Size: 750 ml

 

As other complex white wines, of medium to fuller body and oak aged, it should ideally be enjoyed chilled to 10-13 °C. It is recommended to pair it with white meat, fish and shellfish dishes, octopus under the bakin bell, as well as to more spicy dishes such as pesto and hard cheeses.

Opolo nobile

DRY PINK WINE, QUALITY WINE

Opolo is a pink wine with a characteristic fruity freshness which is made from Plavac Mali grapes.

Rosé wine Opolo Nobile is made from Plavac Mali grapes using a special technology, similar to that of white wines. Skin contact or maceration is minimal, up to 6 hours, which gives this wine an attractive, delicate pink colour, similar to rosé wines of Provence. The aromas are those of young wine and fresh red fruit (raspberries, strawberries), with floral notes and a touch of saltiness on the palate. 

 

The grapes for rosé wine are harvested at an earlier stage, in order to preserve the refreshing acidity and produce lighter wines with less alcohol.

 

The result is a dry wine, with some residual sweetness (which gives the wine fullness and body, balanced by the acidity.)

 

It should be consumed as a young wine, a one-year old wine, until the next vintage.

 

Wine type and quality: dry pink wine, quality wine

Grape variety: Plavac Mali

Locality: central part of Hvar Island, Svirče, Jelsa, Vrbanj

Alcohol: 12-13 % vol.

Size: 750 ml

Serve chilled to a temperature of 10-12°C. It pairs very well with light dishes, hors-d'oeuvres, pastas, risottos, carpaccio, etc.

Plavac

DRY RED WINE, QUALITY WINE

Plavac Tomić is particularly noted for its softness and elegance which we try to obtain from the otherwise arrogant nature of this autochthonous Dalmatian variety.

Plavac Tomić is our bestselling wine and our strongest brand. For years, Plavac Tomić has been debunking the myth that the quality of Plavac wines must be accompanied by a high price. That is why it has become a synonym for value-for-money or good price-per-quality on the Croatian market.

 

It is made from Plavac Mali, the most important Dalmatian red grape variety. The grapes for this wine come both from the southern side of Hvar Island (which is traditionally thought of as the best position for Plavac Mali), as well as from the vineyards on the northern side that give lighter wines, with refreshing fruit aromas.

 

Typical varietal aromas of Plavac (sour cherry, plum, earth and Mediterranean herbs) are given a finishing touch through shorter aging in oak barrels, which gives the wine discrete notes of wood, coffee and spices.

 

The specific quality of our wine is the softness and elegance which we try to obtain from the otherwise arrogant nature of this autochthonous Dalmatian variety. (Plavac is a very tannic variety which is why we use shorter and gentle macerations.) In this way, the wine preserves the authenticity of the grape variety, as well as the freshness and lighter body and alcohol.

 

Wine type and quality: dry red wine, quality wine

Grape varieties: Plavac Veliki and Plavac Mali (with traces of Drnekušica)

Locality: Central part of Hvar Island, Svirče, Jelsa, Vrbanj

Alcohol: 12.5-13.5%

Size: 750 ml

 

Served at room temperature (18-20 °C), Plavac pairs well with a variety of meat dishes, tomato sauces, bruschettas, dried tomatoes etc.

Plavac mali barrique

DRY RED WINE, TOP QUALITY WINE

Plavac Mali wine is produced from the grape variety of the same name. This wine is in our top quality range which we produce only in the best years and in small quantities. Plavac Mali is above all the product of its terroir, i.e., the sum of natural influences in the vineyard. 

For this wine we use only the grapes from select vineyards located at the best positions on the southern side of Hvar Island where the soil is dry, rocky limestone. The extreme conditions of the steep and sunny slopes on the southern side of Hvar Island (Ivan Dolac, Sv. Nedjelja, Jagodna) impose the organic approach as the only choice – in other words, manual labour, with minimal intervention into natural processes and resulting in small yields of highest quality grapes (0.5 to maximum 1 kg). 

The natural intensity of the varietal aromas of dark and ripe fruit (sour cherry, plum), Mediterranean herbs and minerality is rounded up by aging the wine for 12 months in a combination of new and used French barrique barrels, which adds notes of wood, leather, game, tobacco and spices. 

The final special quality of our Plavac Mali lies in its “French” type of elegance, as this wine has a tendency towards preserving both the classic of Plavac Mali aromas, as well as the style of Old Continent wines, focused on structure, complexity and the duration of flavour.

 

Wine type and quality: dry red wine, top quality wine

Grape variety: Plavac Mali

Locality: southern slopes of Hvar Island (Ivan Dolac, Sv. Nedjelja, Jagodna)

Alcohol: 14-14.5%

Size: 750 ml

 

Its character will be best appreciated if served at 18-20 °C. This wine makes a first-rate match with spicier dishes, roasted meat and especially with Dalmatian culinary specialties such as brudet (a type of fish broth), pašticada (stewed beef served in Dalmatian gravy sauce) etc.

Caplar

DRY RED WINE, TOP QUALITY WINE

Caplar wine is, as its name suggests, and innovative coupage of Cabernet Sauvignon and Plavac Mali. 

Plavac Mali grapes grown on the southern slopes of Hvar and Cabernet grapes from our vineyards on the northern side of the island are vinified separately, after which they are blended and aged for six months in barrique barrels. The result is a wine of softer tannins, in which the intensity and varietal aromas of Plavac are refined by the elegance and freshness of Cabernet. Characteristic flavours of plums, dried grapes and earth are complemented by aromas of blackcurrant, spices and other undertones. We predict that the wine has a greater potential for aging than other Plavac Mali wines. Every bottle proudly carries the signature of the winemaker which stands behind the idea printed on the label: “Produced in collaboration between Hvar, love and knowledge.”

 

Wine type and quality: dry red wine, top quality wine

Grape varieties: Plavac Mali (50%) and Cabernet Sauvignon (50%)

Locality: southern slopes of Hvar Island, Stari Grad and Jelsa 

Alc.: 14-14.5%

Size: 750 ml

 

It is served at a temperature of 18 °C. It is recommended as accompaniment to fried steak and red meat and game dishes, as well as various other dishes of a richer taste.

Veliki plavac mali

DRY RED WINE, TOP QUALITY WINE

Veliki Plavac Mali is the last wine in a series of Andro Tomić's passionate projects – it is produced only in exceptional years and bottled only in magnum bottles (1.5 liter). Previously it was possible to try this wine only at Tomić Winery on Hvar Island.

For this wine we use only the grapes from select vineyards located at the best positions on the southern side of Hvar Island. The extreme conditions of the steep and sunny slopes on the southern side of the island (Ivan Dolac, Sv. Nedjelja, Jagodna) impose the organic approach as the only choice – in other words, manual labour, with minimal intervention into natural processes and resulting in small yields of highest quality grapes (0.5 to maximum 1 kg). 

 

The natural intensity of the varietal aroma of dark and ripe fruit (dark cherry, plum), Mediterranean herbs and minerality  is rounded up by aging the wine for 18 months in Slavonian barrique barrels, which adds notes of wood, leather, game, tobacco and spices. 

 

The wine is characterized by strength, robustness, high extract. The structure and acidity balance well its alcohol content of almost 16%. During aging, the wine develops tertiary aromas of tobacco, leather, mushrooms and forest floor.

 

Wine type and quality:  dry wine, top quality

Grape variety:Plavac mali

Locality: southern slopes of Hvar Island

Alcohol: 15,9% vol.

Size: 1,5 l

 

It's character will be best appreciated if served at 20°C. This wine makes a first-rate match with spicier dishes, roasted meat and especially with Dalmatian culinary specialties.

Sv. Klement

DRY RED WINE

Sv. Klement wine comes from the vineyard on the island of Sv. Klement (St. Clement), one in a chain of islands in the Hvar archipelago.

Sv. Klement (red) is obtained from grapes grown on Pakleni Islands. With this wine we wanted to transfer the classical combination of “Bordeaux blend” varieties to a Hvar location at which autochthonous varieties such as Plavac would not produce top quality results. In this vineyard situated at sea level, the combination of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc however proved to be perfect. The wine is not yet eligible to carry the appellation of origin and grape variety, but we are certain that it deserves it due to its quality.

 

Wine type: dry red wine

Grape variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 50 %, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 10%

Locality: Pakleni Islands (Sv. Klement Island)

Alcohol: 13-13.5%

Size: 750 ml

 

Served at temperature of around 18 °C it is a great match to red meat, game and oily fish, and pairs well with many other full-flavored dishes too. Award: Gold medal Gast 2005.

DESSERT WINES

Prošek Hektorovich

Prošek Hektorovich, dessert wine, top quality wine
Prošek Moro, dessert wine, top quality wine

DESSERT WINE, TOP QUALITY WINE

Prošek is an authentic Croatian dessert wine, made using dried grapes of the finest indigenous Dalmatian varieties.

 

Prošek is a natural sweet wine that originated in the coastal part of Croatia where it has been produced for centuries. According to the legend, even emperor Diocletian enjoyed "vinuum sanetum" or "the holy wine", as it was called then, when he came to Split in the year 305.

 

Prošek Hektorovich is produced from local white grapes: Pošip, Maraština, Yellow Muscat, Prč, and other native grape varieties.

Produced in the traditional way, Prošek Hektorovich is made by harvesting fully ripe grape bunches with some dried grapes intermixed, grown at specially selected locations, which are then dried on straw in well ventilated spaced (traditionally in the attic). 

 

This traditional way of production is identical to the so called passito method that is used to make the Italian Vin Santo and other traditional Mediterranean sweet wines. 

The resulting wine is sweet, but well balanced by the acidity, characterized by the ripe aromas of dried fruit – dried apricots, dried figs and raisins – and orange peel, as well as aromatic floral notes. Ageing contributes to its complexity, adding tertiary aromas of honey, caramel and toffee and developing savory notes; Prošek can age for a very long time. It is a custom to set aside a demijohn of Prošek when a child is born, which they will later open to celebrate their wedding or another special occasion.

 

Prošek Hectorovich was named after Petar Hektorović, a Renaissance poet, hedonist and nobleman who came from the island of Hvar.

 

Wine type: Sweet dessert wine

Grape varieties: Bogdanuša, Maraština, Prč, Yellow Muscat

Alcohol: 15-16%

Residual sugar: 110-130g/l

Size: 500 ml

 

Serve chilled to a temperature of 10-12 °C.

 

This wine pairs wonderfully with desserts, especially dried figs and the traditional Dalmatian bisciuts, as well as blue cheeses. Small children also tend to like it very much, so make sure to keep it out of their reach.

  Prošek Moro

DESSERT WINE, TOP QUALITY WINE

Prošek is an authentic Croatian dessert wine, made using dried grapes of the finest indigenous Dalmatian varieties.

 

Prošek Moro is a premium sweet dessert wine, valued for its uniqueness and quality. Produced in the the traditional way, Prošek Moro is the product of carefully picked more mature Plavac Mali grapes with some dried grapes intermixed, grown at specially selected locations, which are then dried on straw for up to a month. Moro is aged for about two years in barrique barrels. The resulting wine is irresistibly sweet and rich but well balanced in taste with the varietal aromas of plums and dark cherries, dried figs, raisins and notes of caramel, leather, tobacco and sweet spices. 

 

Wine type: Sweet dessert wine

Grape variety: Plavac Mali

Alcohol: 15.9% 

Residual sugar: 90.7 g/l

Size: 500 ml

 

We recommend enjoying it with a variety of desserts, blue cheeses, etc.

LIQUERS

Euforija, liquer - carob sage

Euforija

LIQUER - CAROB SAGE

The liqueur is created macerating dried carob pods and dried sage leaves in wine distillate.
Carob is a Mediterranean evergreen tree that bears edible brown pods. Interestingly, carob pods contain seeds which, regardless the size and storage conditions, always have the same weight of exactly 0.18 grams. For this reason, the seeds were used for weighing gold in ancient times, and the name for the unit of weight measuring 0.18 grams of gold persists to this day – carat. For the past 4,000 sage has enjoyed the reputation of a miraculous herb that cures many diseases. Ancient Roman scientist and writer named it Salvia after the Latin verb salvum, meaning 'to save' – in other words: savior.

 

Alcohol: 35.5% 

Sugar: 190 g/l

 

We recommend enjoying it well chilled. It is ideal as a companion to desserts or addition to cake fillings. 

Euforija, liquer - cherry

Euforija

LIQUER - CHERRY

Euforija sour cherry is one of the products from our premium range. It’s a result of blending authentic Maraska cherry extract and wine distillate. The tradition of growing Maraska cherries in Dalmatia is more than 500 years long. Compared to some other sour cherry varieties, Maraska has smaller barriers and is more tannic, thus more suitable for spirit production. The aristocracy called this liqueur "the king of all liqueurs."

 

It is sweet and rich in taste with intensive flavors of ripe black sour cherries.

 

Alcohol: 27.1% 

Sugar: 180 g/l

 

We recommend enjoying it well chilled. It is ideal as a companion to desserts or addition to cake fillings.

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