Served at the Tables of the Viennese Court
About the Wine Maker
Vinarija Blato was established in 1902, and is now the largest cooperative on the Island of Korčula with access to the best fruits available, including the famous Pošip grapes, which go into Korčula’s flagship wine. Blato still employs traditional winemaking techniques such as long skins macerations for whites and reds and ageing in large Slavonian Oak barrels. They also ferment their white wines in stainless steel vats and handle them using a reductive method to preserve primary fruit characteristics.
Grapes and wine are integral part of the celebration of life for Korčula’s inhabitants. Since as far back as 1427, the 'Statute of the islands', the oldest code in that part of Europe, has regulated the cultivation of vines, wine production and trade on the island. Wines from the island of Korčula were exported to Venice and served regularly at the tables of the Viennese court.
About the Wine
Pošip is the signature native white variety from Korčula island, although small amounts are also being grown on the Pelješac Peninsula.
Pošip is distinguished by large, elongated bunches with oval, egg-shaped berries with relatively thin skins. Wines produced from Pošip can be full bodied with medium to medium-high alcohol; a viscous, oily texture; and notes of pear, fig, stone fruits, Mediterranean herb, wild flowers and honey.
The Blato 1902 Pošip Kvalitetno Vino is a light greenish gold colour. The nose has subdued sweet lemony smells, a bit of passionfruit and a tiny hint of toffee. The palate gives a sweetish impression with very pleasant apple tastes, even though this is dry wine, with good acidity. This is a very enjoyable wine when served with pan-fried fish, asparagus with a twist of lime and new potatoes.