Day 3 of my stay in Dalmatia: a tour of the wine island of Hvar.
Dalmacija Wine Expo: first impressions & photos of this wine fair in Croatia.
Central heating and how it changes the perception of wine.
Another exciting wine from Croatia. Rethinking its commercial warhorse: jammy Shiraz-like Plavac Mali.
Reductive Loire Chenin Blanc, oxidised vin jaune from the Jura, and Indian curry. What’s that wine?
Clai Sv. Jakov Malvazija 2009 – another stunning ‘alternative’ white wine from Croatia. Skin contact and limestone terroir give a wine of astounding depth of flavour.
Roxanich: a very individual project and some incredibly good wines from Croatia’s Istria.
I’m in Croatia again. Visiting Bruno Trapan, one of the country’s undisputed stars after just 5 vintages of making wine. His 2010 Malvazija is an electrifying bottle.
In the last article of my series on Croatia, my best hits out of 200 tasted at the Zagreb Vino wine salon: Plavac and Babić from Dalmatia and a stunning skin-contact Malvazija from Istria.
My next stop in Croatia: Plešivica, a cool inland hilly zone close to Zagreb, the Croatian capital. Very individual wines including one from amphora!