WINES OF ILLYRIA – BLATINA
This vegan wine is made of 100% Blatina, an indigenous grape of the Herzegovina region. It is comparable to Chianti Clasicco, Malbec or full-bodied, warm climate Pinot Noir. Blatina is unique and very hard to cultivate. It does not grow anywhere outside of Neretva river valley. Blatina is fickle, has a functional female flower, rendering it auto-sterile, meaning it requires other varieties to be planted nearby in order to pollinate and allow fruits. Trnjak (TER-njak) variety is used to pollinate our Blatina.
This wine exhibits a glowing ruby red color with garnet reflections. It opens gradually on the nose with soft aromas of black currant and elderberry and a hint of licorice. The palate reveals full, fresh notes of red and black currant, traces of dried figs, roasted almonds, ripe plums, and chocolate with an undertone of minerality and a savory dash of salt. Delicious freshness highlights the well-integrated acidity. A perfect wine with any spicy meal or as a cocktail wine. 750ML ALC. 13% BY VOL
Wines of Illyria Blatina is made using secondary fermentation of young wine for about 15 days, then maturing in 2000-liter oak barrels for 1.5 to 2 years. This is a vintage wine are made only in years when the climate is ideal for producing premium wines.
GRAPE VARIETAL: Blatina
PRODUCER: Wines Of Illyria