Graševina in brief
- Most drunk and most popular wine from Croatia
- fresh, fruity, Dry wine with slightly aromatic taste
- Dry and young wine, with a light yellow color showing green apple and citrus notes
- Graševina also goes well with soft and light cheeses, such as brie and young cheeses
- light pleasant aroma of green apples, honey and a touch of citrus
- Excellent as a good start to a meal or as a refrigerated aperitif
- Ideal as an addition to summer dishes such as mussels, oysters, salads and of course meats and cheeses
Graševina is one of the most popular white wines from Croatia and is often regarded as the “Croatian Chardonnay“. It is a clear, fresh wine with a delicate taste of citrus, apple and pear. It has a nice balance between acidity and sweetness, making it an ideal wine for a nice summer day or a dinner.
Graševina is the best known Croatian wine. It's a dry one White wine which is made of Graševinagrapes, which are harvested in September and October. Graševina is a popular wine in Croatia and also gaining popularity abroad. If you are looking for a delicious dry White wine to try, then definitely try graševina!
Pleasant aroma's from Graševina
Pleasantly fresh and dry
Graševina wine is a pleasant fresh dry White wine† It is made from the grape of the same name. It is also an ideal summer wine. In addition, it has a straw-like color with a light green tint, a fresh, light pleasant aroma and a semi-dry taste of honey and apple. This variant is a 'Vrhunsk vino'. That is the Croatian name for top quality wine. The real wine connoisseurs therefore opt for a 'quality wine'. A delicious wine for the real connoisseur.
With which gerecht to combine?
Graševina is ideal for special occasions. But also to enjoy as a daily treat. Recommended to enjoy as a daily treat and special occasions. It goes great with screw, salads, white meat, seafood shellfish. This one is the best cool served at a temperature between 10-12 °C. It is best to store this wine in a wine cellar or a special wine fridge where the climate is optimal.
In the warm years, the aroma a little. This gives the wine a flavor profile of exotic fruit. However, if the harvest is later in the year, the sugar content of the Graševina also a bit higher. This will give it more aromaContains abundant flowers and honey. This late ripening gives it a characteristic taste. For example, it has a specific sharp and a semi-bitter full aftertaste.
Did you know that the Graševina?
- Graševina has won many awards worldwide
- Of Protected Designation of Origin is
- To the best wine from Croatia belongs
- The year 2011 is known as a good vintage
- Sometimes also used to make sparkling wine
- Also known as Welschriesling, Laški Riesling, Olaszo Riesling, but unrelated to German Riesling
Graševina with wood aging:
AROMA's as it gets older:
Properties of Graševina wines
- Graševina contains balanced wine acids
- Every grasevina wine is pleasantly soft
- Long-life grasevina gives a bright yellow to pale gold color
- The taste differs per wine region
- Neutral aroma: tastes adapts to the place where it grows
- Combine with many different dishes
- Fresher variant goes well with salads and shellfish shellfish
- A full, round variant is better suited with creamy fish or sauces
- Wood-aged variant is ideal with smoked ones screw of kip
The regions of Graševina
Despite some misunderstandings about the potency of Graševina grapes, this grape variety is able to achieve very good quality in the right regions with the right soil. In Croatia there are three regions in which the grape can be grown excellently, namely the Baranja, Erdut and Ilok, all adjacent to the Danube river and Kutjevo in the center of Slavonia.
Thanks to the fertile soil consisting of thick layers of loess (aeolian deposit of silt) along the Danube and the summer heat is can the Graševina grape thrive here.
As a result, the Graševina grape from the Brananja region (North-East of Croatia) has a stronger concentration sugars and alcohol. A little further south along the Danubein Erdut and Ilok are the aroma's of the Graševina grapes a bit fresher and are the acids a bit higher, which also makes the wines from this area a bit more aromatic and lighter.
The abundance of aromaThe quality of the grapes is something in which the Kutjevo region excels, it therefore has a different structure than the Graševina wine from the Baranja region. Thanks to the hills of Kutjevo, the Graševina here a perfect acidity ratio, which makes it reminiscent of juicy apples.
Graševina is very popular in Croatia
It is one of the most important White wine from Croatia. It is mainly made in the interior of Croatia. Furthermore, it is often associated with the Welschriesling. But research has shown that this grape is an independent native grape variety of Croatia. It has nothing to do with the German Riesling.
The grape ripens quite late in the season. This gives it a fresh, slightly aromatic taste. That is why it is known for the pleasant minerality† It has the mild tones of stone fruit, citrus and blossom and is therefore good as an aperitif.
Characteristic taste of Graševina grapes
In the warm years, the aroma just change it a bit to give it more of an exotic fruit flavor. If the harvest is later in the year, the sugar content of the Graševina also a bit higher making it more aromaContains abundant flowers and honey. Its characteristic taste is that it has a specific sharp and a semi-bitter full aftertaste.
In summary, it is one of the most sought after and most widely planted grape variety in Croatia. It thrives in cooler soils and in a continental climate. If you like wine like the Chenin Blanc, then the Graševina not missing from the wine list. This special wine from the winery Erdut comes from the east of the Croatian region Podunavlje in Slavonia.
In conclusion: more information about this grape.
Nice salty aftertaste
A bit like riesling, nice smell and taste
Joost H. -
Have fun with this grasevina! Find the wine incredibly present and alive in the mouth. Quirky fresh aromas (including lemon zest) and very soft minerals. Great grass vina!
Semi-dry. Still excellent even if it is very old for this type of wine. Real surprise. Still fresh. Finally found this wine that I drank on vacation in Rijeka.
Fresh Graševina wine with a pleasant fruit-citrus-apple flavour. It is strong alcohol, so it is super nice to drink