Čitluk, Bosnia Herzegovina
Open top Bosnian oak without temperature control with native yeasts. After full malolactic the wine spends another 18 months sur lie before unfiltered bottling.
Notes & Pairings
This is one of those rare brooding looking reds than clocks in under 13% and ripe. Josip Brkić specializes in the indigenous white Žilavka and red Blatina from his region of Čitluk in Bosnia/Herzegovina. Utilizing organic and biodynamic principals and the lunar calendar, he’s able to juggle a fairly harsh environment with elegant wines. Greda is the name of the plateau vineyard. Fermented with native yeast in local Bosnian oak, it juggles ripe flavors of the Southeran Adriatic with seemingly much cooler climate acidity. Blatina has less tannin than Vranac, Babić or nearby Plavac Mali and is much lower in alcohol. A distinct everyday local wine in the best way possible.