Intense, clean and attractive aromas are representing the best of the variety’s qualities. The fruitiness of plums is mixed with mineral tones reminiscent of seaweed, herbal notes of Mediterranean plants, and Maraska cherry, and it is all wrapped up in a blanket of gentle hints of smoke.
The flavor is magnificent. Intense and fresh fruitiness intertwine with sweet spices. Its beginning is marked by this fresh fruitiness (a real refreshment in a seas of heavy Plavac’s), which is not in the least banal, but somewhat concentrated, very intense, and steady.
Numerous spices take over in the middle, combining into sweetness when blended with the beginning’s fruitiness, and in the end a certain spicy note emerges through a combination of mild tannins, the heat of alcohol, and excellently dosed acidity.
A wine with great potential which will improve even more in quality through aging over the next few years. A great wine.
Food pairing: Veal, game, smoked ham, beefsteake .
|Grape variety||Plavac Mali|
|Serving temp.||18 ºC|
Stina project, as one of the most comprehensive wine projects in Croatia, began in 2009, when the company Jako vino d.o.o., owned by Mr Jako Andabak, leased a cellar from the Agricultural Cooperative of Bol in a town bearing the same name. Immediately after the takeover of the cellar, its complete reconstruction and technological equipping started.
Vineyards have been planted on a plateau located at 420 to 550 metres above sea, with a slight inclination towards the sea in the east and southeast directions.
The peculiar bottle packaging was designed by the renowned Croatian design studio Bruketa&Žinić. This packaging has won awards five times so far: the best package design in Croatia at Ideja X and Cropack, the best package design award in Europe at Helsinki, and the third best package design award in the world at New York, by the choice of the prestigious Art Directors Club.