Posip, Stina, Dalmatia, Croatia, 2013, 13.5% abv., C$40++

Straight from a land where they’ve been making wine for over 2,500 years comes this Croatian treat to Canada’s west coast.  Its been a challenge for them, but all British Columbians owe a debt of thanks to North Vancouver’s independent wine importer, Direct Wines for bringing this winery to the marketplace.

The first thing one notices about this bottle is its almost completely blank slate of a label.  I spoke with Ivan Kovacevic from the winery at a dinner during the 2015 Vancouver Wine Festival and he explained the significance in that it’s meant to allow one to express one’s own feelings about the wine.  Aesthetically, it’s beautiful – don’t change a thing.

Made from the Posip grape – a perfect match for fish, seafood dishes and cheeses – this white wine is a deep lemon colour with aromas of ripe citrus, light brine and blossoms. DSCF2868

The palate is dry with steely minerality and juicy acidity that leaves you wanting that next sip.  Flavours show citrus and lemon rind with salinity and green blossom.  Light almond dominates the back end and lingers on the extended finish.

WSET Very Good – excellent with oysters, delicate and layered.  This particular bottle is not commercially available yet in BC, but their red Plavac Mali Majstor is on the shelves at the BCLB.  Buy anything you can find from this winery.

Photo credit –
Mike Woods Photography


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I love wine...and finally decided to do something about it.
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