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Dika Graševina 2019

Vineyard: Feravino
Region: Slavonija
Country:Croatia

Tasting Notes 


Granny smith apple, apricot and petrichor (the smell of rain in the summer) on the nose. The apple replays on the palate, as does the stony minerality, joined by some honeydew melon and pink grapefruit notes. A zesty, lively, thirst-quenching, “crunchy” wine for sipping as an aperitif, or serving lightly chilled with a cold cut picnic lunch.

Varieties


The everyday wine of Central Europe, Graševina is also known as Welschriesling. It is one of the most popular white wine grapes in Croatia and is so common that it is widely considered to be indigenous. Graševina is a dry, fresh, aromatic white wine with apple-like notes.

Region


Feričanci municipality is located in the western part of Osijek-Baranja county. The Mur river marks the northern edge of the region until it flows into the Drava, the longest of the Danube’s tributaries.

Vineyard


Feravino currently owns 160 hectares of vines, in three locations: Feričanci (3 km away from the cellar-processing location); Zoljan (12 km away from the cellar-processing location); and Ceremošnjak (24 km away from the cellar processing plant). All locations are located on the slopes of Krndija and divided into small microlocations separated by woods and other natural barriers.

Winemaking


Hand-harvested at optimum ripeness, the grapes are gently pressed into stainless steel for temperature controlled fermentation. The wine spends 3 months on its lees, in stainless, for added complexity and mouthfeel. before bottling with a light filtration.

Cellar Profile


Feravino was established in the 1700s but these vineyards have been farmed since the 1300s, when the region was put to vine by the Cistercians and Templars. The current cellar was built in 1804 and refurbished in 1996. The vineyards now span 150 hectares, split evenly between white and red grapes with the majority trained via the double Guyot method. The vineyards are uniquely surrounded by forests, a significant moderator for the area’s hot, dry summers. The winery focuses on indigenous Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) and Graševina, varieties that express the winery’s terroir and make full, flavourful and balanced wines. The grapes are all hand-harvested and intervention throughout the winemaking process is kept to a minimum. These wines have modern richness coupled with Old World sensibilities and charm. Part of the larger Osijek-Baranja County, Feričanci is one of Croatia’s smallest wine growing regions. It has a rich agricultural history, with grape-growing having played a prominent role throughout the centuries. The region’s Continental climate and cool soils provide the framework for flavourful, food-friendly wines made for every occasion.

Wine Type: White

Variety: Graševina

Classification: Vrhunsko Vino: Premium Quality Wine

Appellation: Feričanci

Farming Practice: Conventional

Alcohol: 13%

Malolactic: No

Bottle Size: 750 ml

Other Practices: Sustainable