Name is literally “first kiss”. This is a wine they call prošek, a specific type of dessert wine made Dalmatia.Smells like a really nice Moscatel sherry and has beautiful aromas and flavors both of baked pear, orange rind and scorched caramel, and pecan pie. Delicious.
There’s also a little savory component to this wine, like carmalized carrots and parsnips, in a good and interesting way. It unravels and unravels, and I have the overwhelming impression that this wine would still be out of this world in a decade.
Food pairing: Excellent with cookies and Italian Gorgonzola or other aromatic cheese.
|Grape variety||Maraština, Bogdanuša, Parč i Kuč|
|Serving temp.||10-14 ºC|
Ivo Duboković is Croatia's leading boutique winemaker and certainly one of the most serious one in Croatia.
His vineyards are located on the island Hvar, one of the warmest and sunniest islands in the Adriatic spreadinog over microlocalities of Sveti Nikola and Medvid bod. Soil structure ranges from limestone pebble, white sand with small percantage of red soil, giving an ideal nutrition source to indigenous varieties such as Mali Plavac Drnekusa, Parac, Kuc, Bogdanusa and Marastina. Dubokovic prefers that his wines are dense, bold, with a fuller body and structure, therefore he leaves grapes on vines till late September through the October.