Hi Riesling fans,
Ever been to Croatia?
Not me. But it should be an amazing country.
They make wonderful wines. Istrian wines are almost popular!
Also Riesling, here called Rizling Rajnski grows in Croatia.
1072 ha which is 3% of the total vineyard plantings of Croatia.
And good news also for Riesling is that 2 out of 3 bottles wine made is white wine!
Riesling is mostly planted on the Hungarian and Serbian borders,
where a continental climate rules.
On the coast of Croatia rules a continental climate.
Overall the soil exists of rocks and some alluvial deposits.
In earlier days Riesling was almost always made into cheap table wines.
But now wonders are made!
Like the winery Bolfan! They make wonderful Riesling (and a lot more white wines).
The winery lies in Zlator, here the soil exists mostly of loess and limestone.
The goal of this winery is to become a 100% natural.
Their Riesling has aromas of golden apples, pear and honey and a tutch of petrol and a wet stone minerality.
Source used: the wine grape book by Jancis Robinson,…
Enjoy reading and I’ll see you the next RIESseachING!