Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Vrbnička žlahtina - Original Croatian

Croatia is well known for its excellent wines, so it is hard to say which one is the best. Although this primarily depends on the personal taste, many experts and “practical wine lovers” believe vrbnička žlahtina is among the best. It is made from the autochthonous grape variety called žlahtina, which is grown in Vrbničko polje, a winegrowing region of protected geographic origin. Depending on the yield, between 700 and 900 thousand bottles of this original dry white wine with controlled geographic origin is made every year.

Connoisseurs describe the wine as “elegant, high-quality, having
a unique aroma and freshness, while all fruity scents and harmonious
features of the variety are expertly preserved “. This is the
reason why the Croatian Chamber of Economy awarded vrbnička
žlahtina the respected Original Croatian mark, stating is “reflects
the traditional Croatian culture of winegrowing, winemaking and
lifestyle in the rural areas on the islands of the Croatian littoral
where survival and sustainable development depend on persistent
and diligent growing of agricultural varieties and their processing
into added-value products.“ The wine should be served chilled at
between 8 and 12 degrees Celsius, and you will enjoy it the most if
you drink it with Mediterranean food. Staying on the island of Krk,
and especially in Vrbnik, a small picturesque town built on a 48-
meter cliff, is certainly an opportunity to try some original Krk food. In addition to fish and seafood prepared with quality local olive oil, it includes homemade pasta and particularly the local lamb, sheep cheese and prosciutto.

Primorje-Gorski Kotar County Tourist Board

Krk Island Tourist Board

1 comment:

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