Prović Chardonnay 2015
Prović Winery is a small winery from Opuzen, from the Neretva wine growing region, located in the heart of the Neretva Delta. It is a family business that is run along with a small family hotel Merlot. Opuzen is a town where Neretva forms an outflow called Little Neretva. Prović vineyards are situated 2 kilometers from the inlet of the Little Neretva, on flat ground, bathed in sunshine almost all year round. The terroir was stripped from the sea not so long ago and it is characterized by a pronounced minerality. Even today, if you delve a little deeper into the soil the flakes of shells can be found as a souvenir of the past times. Besides the sea and marine fossils, terroir was particularly shaped by Neretva and the fluvial dunes it brings from the mountains of Herzegovina. Thus, creating a fertile humus, which is more like the terroir in Bordeaux or the Rhine valley, than the one in the Dalmatian surroundings of the Delta. This is exactly what creates the special conditions for planting vines.
Prović Chardonnay is a brand wine that has spread the word about Prović winery. In Prović winery they always pick chardonnay grapes in the second half of August, early in the morning to pick the grapes as cool as possible. Prović Chardonnay is a full-bodied wine with pronounced minerality with aromas of ripe fruit, but also soft and buttery taste. It is best drunk chilled at a temperature of 12-14°C so the aromas could uncover at its best.