Family owned winery Nuić is located in the little village of Crnopod located beetwen Ljubuški and Međugorje. The vineyards are planted on the south-western and nothern exposures. The type of soil is rocky red soil.
Fruit juice quality was maximised by hand harvesting at the early morning followed by cooling and quick and gentle pressing regimes. The juice was chilled, clarified and cool fermented. After fermentation the best parcels of wine were selected to blend into a Žilavka of the highest quality. After clarification and filtration process the wine is bottled and released after additional two months of bottle age.
Food pairing: with cheeses, light pasta dishes, poultry or fish.
|Grape variety||85% Žilavka, 10% Krkošija and 5% Bena|
|Serving temp.||10-12 ºC|
There is, with reason, word Vinogradi ( Vineyards ) in front of the name Nuić, not winery nor the cellars. Vineyards, because it has all begun with them, because all effort has been given to them, and because the vineyards are those that will give back, to the man, most abundantly, and man will be, to the vineyard, most gratefully. Vineyards have been raised by painstakingly domestication of Herzegovnian 'angry karst'. It is created crushed layer of dry, snow white karst limestone, which is specific by leakage of excess water in deeper soil layers, while the heat is absorbed and reflected in the vines, assisting them in maturation. Thus creating a unique substrat that complement terroir of that position.
Climate of this area is mediterranean with mild and rainy winters, and hot, relatively arid summers. During the vine vegetation falls less amount of total rainfall, humidity is also small, and temperatures are relatively high. It is known that to achieve high quality of grapes, temperature sum must be from 3200 ˚C to 4000 ˚C. While, in region Mostarsko vinogorje, where our vineyards are situated, temperature sum amount is 4152 ˚C, showing us how excellent conditions for growing vines are in Herzegovina.
In our vineyards, great importance is given to green harvest, where the unripe clusters are cut off in the summer to relieve vine of excessive grapes and to channel more of the plant's strength and nutrients to the remaining bunches in order to achieve better quality. So that remaining grapes, in its full maturity, weighs a kilo and a half.
Except indigenous varieties: Blatina, Trnjak, Žilavka, Bena, Krkošija, and from Korčula: Plavac Mali and Pošip, we have introduced varieties, such as: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Touriga Nacional, Syrah, Alicante Bouschet.
The winery is located in the Crnopod, and in the year 2013th it has started with work. Winery capacity is 600 000 liters, which is built partly underground, but mostly overground type. Still, under construction is tasting room, and restaurant that will have a traditional Herzegovinian menu.
Hand-picked grapes from our vineyards, is delivered in winery as soon as possible, and then we have additional selection of finest grapes in cellar. Where fermentation is carried out using natural yeasts in stainless steel tanks, in order to preserve the primary varietal aromas.
Some wines mature in wooden casks of French oak, in perfect conditions of humidity and temperature, protected from unfavorable external influences.