The primary difference with this wine and it’s feminine counterpart Medvjedica is that Medvid goes into newer oak barrels, both American and French. The oak doesn’t overpower the fruit, however, and the wine leads with really pretty floral aromas, like violet and mint. The fruit comes in as mature blackberries and plums, with the floral notes perking up alongside them.
Medvjedica was named as such as it’s a softer and more delicate expression than her masculine counterpart, Medvid, which is the masculine form of the name, and refers of course to the male of the gender in this case.
Food pairing: Game, veal and grilled steakes.
|Grape variety||Plavac Mali|
|Serving temp.||16-18 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.