The well-known and highly-respected British magazine, Decanter, recently identified Croatia as one of the wine trends to watch in 2021. It has all the ingredients needed to become a significant contributor on the world wine stage: proper terroir; established vineyards; quality indigenous grapes; a thriving tourist industry; and passionate, knowledgeable individuals.
For now, these wines remain under the radar in Ontario, as few find their way here. But Buyers+Cellars is ahead of the trend, with several terrific offerings from Feravino. Here is your opportunity to take full advantage and taste for yourself what all the fuss is about!
This month, free shipping is available on these Croatian bottles for residents of Ottawa and the GTA!
DIKA Graševina 2019
$264.00 per 12 bottle case
On the nose, the 2019 Graševina offers notes of cut grass and dried hay, elderflower and green apple. On the palate, minerality mixes with citrus, stone fruit and bright acidity.Order Now
Classic Graševina 2019
$216.00 per 12 bottle case
A wonderful, everyday House White brimming with bright orchard and citrus fruit. The palate is soft, mid-weight and slightly oily with gentle acids and a salty, mineral-inflected finish.Order Now
The Wine World’s Best Kept Secret
In 2019, over 20 million tourists visited Croatia to take in the country’s gorgeous natural scenery and rich culture. Had they taken a deeper look, those visitors would have also found a prolific wine tradition that dates back to ancient Rome, and one that, today, represents an undiscovered bounty of unique grapes and terroirs that make compelling, affordable and, most importantly, delicious wines.
The modern era of Croatian wine began in the 18th Century, when the area was a part of the Habsburg Empire. Historically, most of what was produced came from large cooperatives, eager to satisfy the local market and tourists alike with simple, pleasant wines. More recently, the industry has undergone a focused, quality-oriented transformation. There are still plenty of large producers making rather ordinary wine, but dig a little further and you’ll find an abundance of small- and medium-sized wineries making exceptional wines for all occasions.