After tasting the Hvar (Festival Hvar Otok Vina- 11.05.2018. Hvar – Hotel Amfora) white wines from wineries, members of the Hvar Winemakers Association, primarily Bogdanusa, we were left with superb impressions.The winemakers skills and knowledge, use of more and more modern technology, and above all their hard work, resulted in wine styles that we have been long waiting and hoping for.
Wines from the 2017 harvest have shown us liveliness and freshness of expression, delicate, clean aromas, and great balance in the taste.
VINA CARIĆ – BOGDANJUŠA
ZLATAN OTOK – PLENKOVIĆ: ZLATAN BOGDANUŠA
VINA TOMIĆ – BELECA
VUJNOVIĆ – PRČ
OPĆA POLJOPRIVREDNA ZADRUGA SVIRČE: BOGDANUŠA
JO AHEARNE – WILD SKINS
Bogdanusa as a sort is the ideal wine for summer refreshment on the sunny island of Hvar, perfectly suited for the terroir, protecting the wine acids in the grapes, which gives both resistance to draught and also freshness in the resulting wine. Even a variety like posip has difficulty surviving in these critical conditions.
We had the opportunity to experience a further, large step forward with two of the wines, which proved the stories from winemakers of old, that the Bogdanusa grape is capable of creating “great wines”. Wines with mighty bodies and a long life, during which they keep developing. Wines of long lasting tastes leaving strong, deep impressions.
In other words, Hvar wines are as contemporary as they come.
Sommelier with international A.S.I.diploma-GOLD certificate
HSK Commissioner for Zagreb
Executive board member
Decanter World Wine Awards judge