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DISCOVER WINES OF HVAR, BRAČ AND CILENTO, THE EMBLEMATIC COMMUNITIES OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET (UNESCO)
Master Class with Italian sommelier Roberto Lepori will be held in Jelsa on June 09 at 11 AM at Grand Ballroom of the Municipality Hall of Jelsa on Hvar Island.
Book your place on firstname.lastname@example.org or +385 981606276 and discover the uniqness of the tastes of the indigenous wines of the emblematic communities of Croatia and Italy thet represent Mediterranean Diet in UNESCO protection.
The cleverness and the awareness of being unique. Stories of heroic winemakers and of sublime flavors of the Mediterranean
Wines of Hvar
Bogdanjuša 2017 Carić
Beleca 2017 (Pošip, Bogdanuša) Tomić
Rosina 2015 (Drnekuša)
Plavac de Lux 2010 OPZ Svirče
Grand Cru 2010 (Plavac mali) Zlatan Otok
Wines of Brač
Pošip 2017 Stina
Wines of Cilento
Falanghina & Ceraso (Aglianico) SAN SALVATORE 1988
Quercus (Aglianicone) TENUTA MACELLARO
Castellabate (Aglianico) Paestum (Fiano) SANGIOVANNI
Fluminè (fiano) ROSSELLA CICALESE
Roberto Lepori is Sommelier (Associazione Italiana Sommelier), International Wine & Food Journalist, Wine and Spirit Judge and Wine and Food Comunication Specialist
FESTIVAL OF THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET – sardines & wine – June 6 – STARI GRAD & JELSA
WEDNESDAY June 6 / STARI GRAD & JELSA
09:00 – 12:30 Ministry of Culture: THE 8TH INTERGOVERNMENTAL MEETING OF THE NETWORK OF THE SEVEN COUNTRIES FOR THE MEDITERRANEAN DIET / Stari Grad Town Library and Reading Room/ Stari Grad
19:00 Visit to the Jelsa Municipal Museum and a guided tour of Jelsa, meeting at the Veli Most (where the catamaran moors)/ Jelsa
20:00 Oenogastro evening: Bonkulović & Hvar Wine Tastings / New riva in Jelsa
music / Ante Matulić
MASTER CLASS: ROBERTO LEPORI – Plavac mali: the noble son of a royal vine that crossed the oceans: Tribidrag/Primitivo/Zinfandel
I enthusiastically welcomed Ivana Krstulović Carić’s invitation, the President of the Hvar Winemakers’ Association (Hvar Otok Vina), to lead the Hvar Island red wine tasting workshop. The topic was to follow the story of the original Tribidrag or Crljenak vine, linking it to his brother Italian Primitivo, in the most authentic expression of the different areas of Puglia , and to the “noble son” Plavac Mali.
On May 10th and 11th the Wine Festival of the Adriatic’s wine was celebrated: Tribidrag, Primitivo, Plavac Mali. A hug between the two coasts of the Adriatic symbolized by the common love for this wine full of emotions, aromas, pleasant sensations that has cheered to the most sublime palates, over the centuries, and has crowned and celebrated meetings and festive moments with the warm complacency of “god Bacchus”.
A generous wine with high sugars and high acids, with strong tannic presence and deep aromas of berries and flavour of spices. The strong mineral presence in the soil, makes the wine long-lived, and with indomitable character.
CANTINA APOLLONIO: PRIMITIVO DEL SALENTO IGP – TERRAGNOLO
CANTOLIO: PRIMITIVO DI MANDURIA DOP – 14 DI TERRA
POLVANERA: PRIMITIVO DOC GIOIA DEL COLLE – POLVANERA 16 BIO
Wines of great tradition, expressions of the different areas of the territory, similar but different in the composition of the land, in the exposure of the vines, in the technique of winemaking. United, however, from the unmistakable flavor and fullness of the body and the enveloping and refined tannins.
Three different expressions of excellent quality: The TERRAGNOLO with a nose full of ripe cherry fruit, plum and blackberry and balsamic and spices . Long persistence with coffee , black fruits and coconut in the finish. POLVANERA 16, from “red soil”, rich in iron, with notes of red mulberry, delicate violet and aromatic herbs. In the finish, taste of liquorice and graphite. 14 DI TERRA, from potassium and iron soil, rich in poliphenolic structure, with delicate notes of red ripe fruits and floral sensations. perfectly balanced in alcohol, minerality and acidity. Velvet tannin and long persistence.
ZLATAN OTOK d.o.o. PLENKOVIĆ: ZLATAN CRLJENAK
BRAČA PLANČIĆ: FAROS OPOL
HVAR HILL d.o.o.: MAIOR RIZERVA
OPĆA POLJOPRIVREDNA ZADRUGA SVIRČE: PLAVAC DE LUX
VINA CARIĆ – PLOVAC PLOŠKI
VINA TOMIĆ – PLAVAC MALI BARRIQUE
The overall quality of the wines has greatly improved over the years. The best use of the wood used for refining, the yeast selection techniques and the care in the selection of the grapes has given rise to wines comparable with a good quality international standard.
Plavac Mali is a difficult wine to make. It is a racehorse, and like all thoroughbreds it must be tamed in its most intense expressions. It is not easy to tame the tannin, the strong intensity of the anthocyanins and the high sugar content of the grapes. But the wisdom of the Dalmatian winemakers makes this wine pleasant, making velvety the astringency, sublime the aroma, fruity and spicy the flavor, and dry and enveloping the body of the wine.
ZLATAN CRLJENAK, pure Tribidrag from the Makarska area, rich in fruits and acidity. slight tannin and long persistence. FAROS OPOL, rich in minerality and deep secondary flavors. Aged in steel makes the wine easy to drink and pleasant in its balance. Sandy soils give a good degree of acidity and composure to the wine. MAIOR REZERVA is a complex and harmonious wine, with warm tones and balanced structure. Slavonian wood, where the wine matures, gives composure and pleasantness to the tannins and freshness on the palate. PLAVAC DE LUX is a wine very rich in polyphenols, with tannins still to evolve. A wine to be used with structured dishes to mitigate the strong plant presence. PLOVAC PLOŠKI is a wine made with wisdom. The use of large Slavonian barrels soften the imperious tannin very well, leaving ample space for the components of ripe red fruit and delicate white spices. A wine with great vigor, well balanced in alcohol and pleasantly harmonious in mineral components and freshness. PLAVAC MALI BARRIQUE, an unmistakable wine, elegantly structured. Soft, harmonious, long and persistent. The French oak is perfectly dosed to avoid invading the fullness of ripe fruit and black fruit flavors. Each sip highlights all the complex aromas of the wine, perfectly distinguishable. Pleasant spicy and slightly balsamic finish.
Thank you all for this unforgettable day and for the participation of all quality wine lovers.
My hope is to repeat this important event over the years to compare the successes and experiences of wine together and to reaffirm and consolidate this strong bond that binds our two countries through “the art of wine”, history, traditions and the culture that over the centuries have seen us as interpreters of fraternal and supportive friendship.
Roberto Lepori (Associazione Italiana Sommelier, freelance journalist & wine judge)
Hvar, May 17th, 2018
MASTER CLASS – MARIO MEŠTROVIĆ – Technology- Knowledge- Freshness in Dalmatian white wines
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.
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.
FESTIVAL “HVAR OTOK VINA” – HVAR ISLAND OF WINE – 10.-11.05.2018. HVAR
Hvar is the island of wine, its beautiful landscape is shaped by the vineyards.
Indigenous varieties are grown in the Hvar Wine Region such as Plavac mali, Bogdanuša, Prč, Darnekuša, Pošip, and many more.
Its long history of winemaking began more than 24 centuries ago, and has marked the life of the islanders. The festival “Hvar otok vina” – Hvar, Island of Wine will be held on May 10 & 11 in Hvar town to celebrate this long tradition of winemaking on the Island as a part of the Celebration of the 150th Anniversary of organised tourism on Hvar.
20:30 h ARSENAL – HVAR TOWN
Wine & live music
While you enjoy tasting our wines, Hvar’s rising star, young Dino Petrić will sing for you
11:00h Hotel RIVA (Sunčani Hvar) – HVAR TOWN
Master classes – reservation on e-mail: email@example.com (limited number of places)
Mario Meštrović – Technology- Knowledge- Freshness in Dalmatian white wines
Mario Meštrović is a Croatian sommelier with an International ASI Diploma – Golden Certificate and Diploma of Croatian Sommelier Club (Hrvatski Sommelier Klub)
Wine judge: Decanter World Wines Awards, London, IceWine du Monde 2012, 2013, 2018, 2014. Maribor Sommelier selection 2015. Muvina, Slovakia 2012. 2013.
2015. 2016. 2017. 2018. Vinař Roku, Prag, (The best winemaker of the year)
Czech Republic 2015. 2016. Salon of sparkling wines, Slovenia 2018.
This Master Class will describe white wines produced on the island, both monovarietal and blends, of varieties such as Bogdanuša , Prč, Pošip, Maraština, from the cellars of Tomić, Carić, PZ Svirče. Brača Plančić, Vujnović and Zlatan Otok-Plenković.
Bartolomeo Roberto Lepori – Plavac Mali: the noble son of a royal vine that crossed the oceans: Tribidrag/Primitivo/Zinfandel
Roberto Lepori is an Italian sommelier, wine journalist (La Cucina Italiana, Papageno, Vitae and others) and a wine judge: Città del Vino “La Selezione del Sindaco” in Italy; Franciacorta in Villa in Italy; Sangiovese Purosangue contest in Italy; International Wine Challange in England; The Michelangelo Wine and Spirit Awards in South Africa; International Wine Competition “Southern Russia” in Russia; BeoWine in Serbia; Montevino Competition in Montenegro; RoWine in Romania; Balkan International Wine Competition in Bulgaria, and others.
Roberto often works with Network Television on the themes of food, and wine and has produced and interpreted documentary films on tourism and travel.
This Master Class will decribe the fascinating story of the history of Plavac Mali and its ancestors, that traveled across the Adriatic sea and far away across the ocean.
Thanks to a collaboration with Assoenologi sezione Puglia, Basilicata, Calabria (National Association of the Enologists and Enotechnicians of Italy) we will have the opportunity to taste some of the best Primitivo wines that represent different terroirs of the Apulia region:
Soc. Agricola POLVANERA di Filippo Cassano & C. APOLLONIO
and Croatian Tribidrag or Crljenak from Zlatan Otok – Plenković, as the introduction to the story of Plavac mali of our members : Tomić, Carić, Pz Svirče, Brača Plančić.
Important anniversaries in 2018
160th anniversary of the meteorological station on Hvar, one of the oldest in Europe and the 160th anniversary of the birth of the inventor of dactyloscopy, Ivan Vucetic of Hvar.
The festival is organised by the Hvar Winemakers’ Association in collaboration with the Tourist Board and Hvar Town, and sponsors Sunčani Hvar Hotels & Assoenologi.
FEŠTA VINA JELSA 2017 – JELSA WINE FESTIVAL 2017
All the scents and flavours of the Mediterranean, in a plate of sardines and a glass of Hvar wine at the Festival of the Mediterranean Diet 19.-23.08.2017
Taste all the scents and flavours of the Mediterranean, in a plate of sardines and a glass of Hvar
wine at the Festival of the Mediterranean Diet 19.-23.08.2017.
Find a diversity of dishes paired with Hvar wines at the selected restaurants on Hvar Island.
Discover the Mediterranean lifestyle, recognized by UNESCO as a protection of Mediterranean Diet.
Growing Mediterranean crops, preparing Mediterranean food, eating seasonal food, gethering arround the table are just a part of this tradition and the tradition of the Mediterranean!
JELSA Konoba Huljić I Konoba Taula I Restoran Me and Mrs Jones I Spizza Fine Food & Drinks I Vinarija Tomić I Wine bar & Restaurant Artichoke
SVIRČE Konoba Kod none I Vinarija PZ Svirče
SVETA NEDJELJA Bilo Idro – Zlatan Otok
VRBOSKA Restaurant Bonaca I Restaurant Trica Gardelin I Konoba VINA Carić I Konoba Pinjata
STARI GRAD Restoran Antika I Buffet Jurin Podrum I Bistro Kod Damira I Bistro Simple I Restoran Pinetta
TWO WEEKS WITH HVAR – THE ISLAND OF WINE – WINELIFE / VINO U SRIDU & SPLIT RESTAURANTS
With its diversity of microclimates, this pearl of the Adriatic is capable of producing magnificent
wines of different styles from the indigenous Dalmatian varieties, some of which are not found
anywhere else, except Hvar.
Find Hvar wines in Split restaurants:
Diocletian’s Wine House
Para di Soto
In the courthyard of the Split City Museum this July 5th you can taste Bogdanjuša, from the
Carić winery, the autochthonous Hvar variety. A light, fresh, crispy white wine that was a part
of the religious feasts, as the name suggests. Beleca from the Tomić winery , has a rich and
sweet bouquet. It is produced from Pošip,the most important Dalmatian white variety, and
Bogdanuša. Both varieties create the perfect harmony in which Bogdanuša gives lightness and
freshness, and Pošip gives strength and body. Opolo rosé from Zlatan Otok winery – the most
important red Croatian variety, Plavac Mali, here gives an aromatic, fruity, summer wine. Plavac
2718 from the Duboković winery suggests the name of the number of sunny hours in the year
that the Island of Hvar refeives. The sun and heat are felt in each drop. This beautiful wine will
be followed by the snacks prepared by the Diocletian’s Wine House restaurant. You can also
taste these wines them from July 3 to July 10 in one of Winelife’s partner restaurants.
On July 12 (Split City Museum) , we will enjoy the following wine selection from this sunny island:
Winery Vujnović and his Prč,
Bogdanjuša of winery Pinjata,
Rosina of Jo Ahearne MW (Darnekuša grape variety)
and Plavac deluxe PZ Svirče (Cooperative Svirče)
With carefully designed snacks from UJE oil bar.
You can also taste these four wines from 10 to 17 July in one of Winelife’s partner restaurants.
DEGUSTACIJE HVARSKIH VINA 2017 / HVAR WINE TASTINGS 2017
Uživajte u ljetu uz žmul hvarskog vina i živu muziku!
Jelsa – Trg Sv. Ivana
Stari Grad – Trg Škor
Vrboska – Podva (kod drugog mosta) i RIVA
Događanja počinju u 21 h.
Enjoy the summer with a glass of Hvar wine and live music!
Jelsa – Trg Sv. Ivana
Stari Grad – Škor
Vrboska PODVA (BY THE SECOND BRIDGE) nad RIVA
The events are starting at 9 PM.