Dalmatian Opolo (photo by SZ)

Rosé wines are a great choice not only when you can not decide between white or red wine, but also when your palate is eagerly awaiting refreshment. By the way, if that matters to you, you will be joined trendesetericama, also trendsetters because more and more men do not hesitate to order flippers and fresh pink wine.

Sales of rosé in France are bigger than sales of white wines, held in New York Pinknic, the largest festival of pink wine and music with mandatory dress code, of course pink and white, and hashtag# roséallday the millennium generation is one of the most popular.

It is therefore not surprising that one of the workshops at this year's Vinart Grand Tasting festival was devoted to rosé wines from Dalmatia, which are special in comparison to those from other parts of Croatia primarily due to climate and sorts and are more similar to rosées from the Rhone and Provencal valleys with almost the same mediterranean climate. What distinguishes Dalmatian pink wines is their strong character, and they definitely fit the name opol but roses, as rosé wines are called in continental parts of Croatia.

And our winemakers have accepted rosé as a serious wine and they are more dedicated to it, and this is the choice

Monika Prović
Vinart Grand Tasting - Pink Dalmatia (photo by Facebook @vinartgrandtasting)

Monike Prović who did us through the workshop Pink Day: Pink Dalmatia, in cooperation with the lady Sanjom Muzaferija, (co-author of the workshop and organizer of Pink Day) and met with the Dalmatian opulus: Teuta 2017 Prović., Senjković Spoža 2017., Rizman Rusula 2017., Volarević La Chic! 2016., Crvik Fiora 2016., Kairos Rosé 2016. i Korta Katarina Rosé 2016.

Since the rosé has low acidity and quickly lose the fruit flavor it should be consumed within 8 to 12 months - while still fresh, it was interesting to compare last year's 2016 harvested opium. year, mature, nutshells that are fine with food, but they kept fresh.

Teuta winery Provićfrom 2017. was named after the Illyrian Queen, who married King Argonah and successfully fought against the Romans. This rosé made of 80% syraha and 20% merlot is characterized by aromas of raspberries, strawberries, red grapes with a note of rose petals, a pale red stain of Provencal style of salmon due to short-term, one-hour maceration. The freshness of this rosy wine is great for you neretvanski gambore i clams. Currently it can be purchased only in the winery at the price of 55,00 kn.

Brave young or bridal - ZSPOZ vintage 2017. family Senjkovića gentle opaque created by the little blue blonde who is actually the two berries: the first is selective at the end of August and the other one almost a month and a half later. Early berry Seasoning gives good acidity and freshness, and lower alcohol, and later character and rich aromatic, richer on the nose than on the palate. The scent of early cherries, garden roses and marzipan perfectly fits with the mellow rose, the seductive color of the real summer, refreshing wine. Tanines almost do not feel, and stone salinity overwhelms the fruity aromas. Apart from being an aperitif, it delicately accompanies delicious fish dishes, but also pasta and pork dishes, and is also delighted with fresh strawberries. Spoils are produced in small quantities and relatively difficult to find, but they are in vinoteca in Zagreb MIVA Wine Gallery at a price of 89,50 kn.

Komarna is one of the youngest vineyards in Croatia and all producers of this area have registered ecological production. Ideal starter and among the first winemakers is the family Stimac whose winery is named rizman, by their great-grandfather who planted the first vineyard at the beginning of the twentieth century. Although only a few kilometers away from the Neretva valley, Komarna has not only a different soil composition but also microclimatic conditions with more than 2.6oo hours of sunlight. Their rosé Rusula - meaning roaches - is significantly different from Teute, and is produced from 90% of indigenous small blue and 10% syraha, both varieties (among others) grown in their 22 hectares of vineyards. Rusulu features herbal scents of planks and rhubarb, and cherry. On the palate you feel tans that hold a bit on the right, but the wine is still young and that feeling has probably disappeared through the time of our tasting to this day. Hot, soft alcohols and an almost oily structure make this light and fresh rosé ideal for lighter appetizers or just as an aperitif on a sunny terrace overlooking the sea. Rusul can be bought in vinothekes MIVA Wine Gallery, drop i The world of wine for eighty knots.

One of the most popular rosé is VolarevićevLa Chic! from 2016. under the brand Syrtis, which means Prud, the name of the village where it originates and where the family of Volarević lives, father and four sons. Produced by a small blueberry from the same vineyard area as the Rusulus, with a high triple insolation and on a wavy soil, the wine is soft and in fact does not reflect the terroir where the grapes mature. That's the contradiction that makes La Chic! special: on the one hand character wine with 13,5% alcohol, robust tannins and rich aromas of fermented fruit - apples, vanilla, blackberry and black currant, on the other hand vibrant rosé kept cool and playful acids, crystal clear reddish color. Transparency is a result of the vinification process that does not involve maceration - this rosé is pure grape seed, grapes are taken overnight and goes straight into processing which does not leave much time to extract acid, sugar and extract. La Chic! which, for rose, is unexpectedly evolving into a glass and is an ideal partner with more complex dishes. His price was around 90 kuna, but we could not find it in Zagreb vinothekes, so there is nothing else but planning to stop in Prudu on the way to the south ...

From the Konavlje winery Crvikwe tried Fiore, opole from 2016. produced by the syraha (before merlot) grown on the hollow of the Konavos red with a specific bouquet. Crvik's wines are named after the work of Marina Držić, and Fiora got its name by Sweat Zuzoric, Dubrovnik's beauty, to which Držić wrote letters. This specific opolo is characterized by the smell of stone just extracted from the sea, and the oysters and algae appear to be on the table in front of you. Wine is the lower acidity of nutshell in after tasteand almonds feel even less palatable like my palate. You can meet in Fiorita in a wine shop in Zagreb drop, and if you want to bring it home, you will get around 55 kn.

From the northernmost Dalmatian wineries whose wines we tasted at the wine tasting, wineries Kairosfrom Trogir (hill Babe) we have tried opolo produced from the plavce of a small simple name - Rosé. Harmonious wine, produced without maceration, but alive pink colors, caused by the high heat in the summer months, which partly both the juice still in grapes. It smells on greens and ripe fruit, and the mild scents of self-healing medicinal and edible plants such as buffalo, sage, brnistre and marigolds that surround the vineyards can be felt. The nose is more like nuts than fruit, and 12,5% alcohol and a particularly high extract make this wine complex and structured with a well-balanced body that emphasizes the pink side of a powerful little blonde. There is a wine shop on offer Bornsteinat a price of 95 kn.

Rosé winery Korta Katarina from Peljesac there is still one wine produced without maceration, color bake, ripe but still fresh and full body made from 35% zinfandel and 65% of the small blue from Postup and Dingac. The specificity of this opole is that half of the wine is drained in wooden barrels, which is rarely in the production of pink wines. Warm and quiet on the nose, you feel nuts and fermented fruits, raisins, and roses, and the dumplings of the scorpion despise figs and marzipan. Pelješac's captains always enjoyed their unique gardens - Korte, which have always been the center of social events but also places for meditation. If you are looking for inspiration, you will find it easier with this opole that combines pasta, but also cow cheese and figs jam. Wineries MIVA Wine Gallery i The world of wine they have a bid for something higher than 120 kn.

Tasting of Dalmatian opols
All ready for tasting (photo by Facebook @vinartgrandtasting)

Presented wines are rich in women's names, suggesting that pink wine is primarily intended for women - the truth is different because women and men enjoy equally - their freshness is associated with a gentle breeze that cools us in the sunny spring and summer chaos. It is interesting to note that (mostly) drinks in our neighbor Hungary but as a sprayer!

And for the end, two dashes on the labels through which some winemakers tried to present in a different way to us still unjustly neglected pink wine.

This is how Straw is decorated with a stylized illustration of none of Senjkovic's on the wedding day, Bossot's daughter - the great-grandfather whose image is on the label of the same name, which is produced from late harvest. So father and daughter, wine bottle and label on the bottle symbolize the two opposite roots of the same, rough, opaque and tattered against soft and fresh.

Volunteers are for the La Chic label! chose an illustration of a seductive and self-confident woman with a cigarette that glitters on the gentle side of a powerful little girl's blues Mishe Lenna, who co-operated with famous fashion houses like Calvin Klein and Dior ...

Pink wine in our country is more and more wine made from top grapes, with a well thought out story behind, and are all the less the result of unsuccessful eating or problems in the basement.

Spring, and of course the summer fragrant refreshment is getting more and more fans who will shine roses, roses and other pink wines to be able to try out on their palate in Mimara, 21. April at this year's 6. Pink Day festival.