Posip wine from Croatia in brief:
- Full bodied Pošip wine; perfect balance of alcohol and acids
- A great fruity intense aroma and a flavor profile reminiscent of Mediterranean fruits like figs and apricots
- Multiple awards won worldwide
- Perfectly balanced and elegant wine with a specific character that reflects its origin
- Excellent with all screw dishes and seafood
- A great choice for the warmer days
- A real Croatian grape variety
- Grapes are picked by hand
Pošip wine winner of gold medal
This Posip (po ship) wine from the winery Blato 1902 out Korcula is a top quality white wine and is made from the grape variety of the same name. It is recognizable by its particularly pleasant ripe dry and soft taste. This Pošip wine has won several awards worldwide, including a gold medal at the Dubrovnik Wine Festival.
Pošip wine is very popular with connoisseurs
This Pošip wine is a 'Vrhunsko vino'. That is a quality designation in Croatia for very high quality wine. The Pošip grape is a real Croatian grape variety, it comes from the island Korcula. Nowadays the Pošip wine is also produced on the surrounding islands and along the coast of Dalmatia made.
Pošip grape is one of the oldest grape varieties
De Posip (po ship) grape is one of the oldest grape varieties in southern Europe. The Pošip is originally from the Croatian island KorculaOver the centuries, the grape has spread to other nearby Croatian islands such as the Vis and the Hvar. The Pošip is therefore a true 'Island wine'. Thanks to the pleasant Mediterranean climate on the Adriatic Sea and the rocky environment, this grape is very suitable for cultivation.
The Pošip grape is a very successful and increasingly popular Croatian white grape variety with a promising future. Pošip as a grape variety originally comes from the Croatian island Korcula. It is a hybrid grape variety originating from two other autochthonous grape varieties, the Bratkovina en Zlatarica.
Pošip grape from Korcula
The Pošip grape is mainly grown on the island Korcula, but is also found on the neighboring islands of Mljet, Lastovo, Hvar, Brač, Vis and the peninsula Peljesac. Pošip grape variety has adapted exceptionally well to its native environment, gives a good yield, has the ability to retain high sugar levels, up to 25g per litre, and more importantly in the warm Mediterranean climate, it is able to retain the acids very well preserved.
Other names for the Pošip grape:
Posip Bijeli, Posipak, Posipica
Vinification of Pošip grapes
This variety of the Pošip grape shows a wonderful adaptability to the different methods of vinification. It comes on the market in two categories. The first is aromatic and fresh, which is fermented in stainless tanks. This first category represents about 80% of all Pošip wines produced.
The aroma complex of the Pošip grapes is very rich and attractive. It has something of fresh sauvignon notes of cut grass and gooseberry/gooseberry blends with hints of citrus and continental fruits, as well as mineral notes. The taste is fresh with a solid higher alcohol content and contains a good coverage of the necessary acids.
The second expression of the Pošip is an expression of style and is significantly different. These types of Pošip wine are obtained by fermentation and subsequent sur lie (old French method of fermenting and maturing) which is then in oak barrels to mature further. The result is a complex and strong wine with a potential to be stored for decades, it contains more alcohol, is much fatter, almost buttery, in structure and has an attractive aftertaste.
AROMA from the Pošip grape
The aromatic profile of Pošip grape is strongly influenced by the fermentation which makes it a aroma of a toast, but it can also contain notes of Mediterranean herbs. The success of the Pošip is mainly due to the fruity, often citrus-like, and sometimes dried candied fruits.
Delicious with pošip screw
This Pošip has yellow-gloss clear color, it leaves a mighty trail on the wine glasses. The aroma of this Posip quality wine is dominated by the scent of the sea at the opening, after which the scent of Mediterranean fruits such as figs is released. In short it is a wine that is not sharp acids knows but is rich and soft in taste. This top quality wine Pošip is generally good to combine with grilled screw and fresh herbs.
Pošip grapes picked by hand
This top quality wine is produced in an organic way, the grapes are picked manually after which they are sorted by quality.
The wine may only bear the predicate 'quality wine' if the grapes used for this wine meet a number of criteria, including their location (only the most ideal slopes qualify) so that they receive sufficient hours of sunshine and that the grapes have been allowed to ripen well. Subsequently, only the best trusses are selected, paying attention to the colour, taste and perfect ratio between sugars en acids.