Čitluk, Bosnia Herzegovina
100% Žilavka (zhee-lav-ka)
Stainless steel, spontaneous fermentation, and three months on the lees before bottling
Notes & Pairings
The indigenous white Žilavka (zhee-lav-ka) is ideally suited to the Mediterranean climate and limestone plateaus of Citluk where it has been grown for over a 1000 years. Utilizing organic and biodynamic principals and the lunar calendar, Josip Brkic satisfies his responsibilities to land and family and his desire to make wines of terroir. Fermented with native yeast, aged briefly on the lees and bottled unfiltered. This effortless, pear and tarragon scented Žilavka is a combination of organic fruit from vineyards he owns and others that he contracts.