Indigenous wine 'Babica' from Kastela - Plemestina, Trogir
As a Croat born for the first post I chose a small family run vineyard 'Kuzmanic Estate' from Dalmatia, Croatia. The Kuzmanic family started producing wine in 1720 with love and care, the same formula as they use today.
Wine of recommendation
'Babica' is a beautiful red wine - dominated by strong flavours of plums, figs, red cherries, herbal and earthy notes with elegant tannins. This wine can age well.
The wine is produced from the indigenous 'Babica' grape that is almost extinct and grows on the historic stone terraces that surround Primosten. Babica is related to Zinfandel but ripens earlier thus creating higher acidity and lower alcohol.
This wine is a locally handmade masterpiece by the Kuzmanic family produced solely from their own vineyard, which positions it to the highest wine classification 'vrhunsko' in Croatia. Croatia has over 300 geographically defined wine producing areas and they are predominately family run.
Smoked meats, hard and soft cheeses, it actually pairs very well with fish as presented by our friendly hosts. We had the opportunity to eat it with the local Adriatic mackerel.
This vineyard is a hidden gem and not easy to come by, as intended by the owner Ivan Kuzmanic! The wine can only be purchased at the estate.
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