This wine is made from the indigenous white Pošip grape from the best position for this indigenous grape, the Čara valley on the island of Korčula. The oldest plots are being vinified only, giving the best expression of one of the most potent white grapes from Croatia.
The name Marko Polo (who apparently was born on the Island of Korčula) states as the most valuable for this special wine.
It is characterised with lovely nose of tropical fruits and mediterean herbs, giving a balanced taste with long finish.
Food pairing: White fish, pasta, chicken filet with medium strong sauce.
|Serving temp.||10-12 ºC|
The winegrowing tradition in the Štimac family goes back to the beginning of the 20th century. The first vineyards were planted by the great grandfather of the current generation of the Štimac family, Mihovil Mijo Popich, known by his nickname Rizman. Rizman was born in 1885 and lived a full and long life. He lived to be 96 years old. He lived in a family house in Opuzen in the valley of Neretva, where the vineyards were located. When the vineyards were devastated by vine disease (peronospora), Rizman was forced to emigrate to America, as were most residents of South Dalmatia.
He came back to Opuzen in 1918 and continued planting new vine. In his vineyard, Rizman cultivated eight thousand vines. Working in the vineyard was hard, and it took a lot of effort for Rizman to transport the grapes with a hull to a tavern in Opuzen to be processed. There he made wine by himself and sold it.
The Rizman winery once again started its production in 2006, skipping an entire generation of the Štimac family. A new vineyard was planted in new locations, the necessary infrastructure was built and a completely new winegrowing region was created in Croatia. The Štimac family is the first investor and ideological initiator of the new winegrowing region, which includes more than 80 hectares of vine plants in 2012.
After planting the vine plants and constructing the infrastructure, which includes a private water spring, a winery with modern equipment was also built in the vineyard. It bears the name Rizman in memory of the first winemaker in the Štimac family