Friday, 20 August 2010

The Unique Wines of Hvar

With the Hvar Wine Festival quickly approaching, we thought it would be a good idea to introduce you further to the distinct Croatian wines that make the island of Hvar so famous!
The vineyards on the southern side of the island are famous for red wine produced from the Plavac Mali grape – a cross between ancestral Zinfandel and Dobričić grapes.

The wines produced from this region commonly contain flavors and aromas of blackberries, dark cherries, pepper and spices. The flavour of the Plavac Mali grape varies depending on how and where it is grown. When grown in more of a New World style it can pick up Zinfandel qualities – deep and intensely flavorful. When grown in the traditional Old World style, it is much lighter. The body isn’t as thick and it has a smooth finish, pairing well with meals.

The central plain between Stari Grad and Jelsa is famous for its white wines. One of the most famous white wines is Bogdanusa, a delicious white wine that compliments all seafood dishes. There are many others such as Ivan Dolac, Zlatan plavac and Dobrogost.
At the Hvar Wine Festival, you’ll have an opportunity to tour the vineyards and sample these amazing wines, while also experiencing authentic Hvar food and entertainment. Check out more details about the wine festival here.
We are offering exclusive wine festival packages from as low as €249 per person! For more information, visit the Suncani Hvar Hotels website.

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