Prović Livija 2016
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, along with small family hotel Merlot. Opuzen is a town where Neretva forms an outflow called Little Neretva. Vineyards are situated 2 kilometers from the bay 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 dig a little deeper into the soil the fragments 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.
Livija is a wine made from an indigenous variety Zlatarica. That is one of the parents of Pošip from Korčula island (the other one is bratkovina bijela). Nowadays it is mostly found in the vineyards around Vrgorac and Neretva. As a single variety and quality wine it is rarely found in the market. She takes her name after the Roman empress, the wife of Augustus. Liviya is a seductive, fresh wine with lovely aromatics, light and ideal as a refreshment in the summer, with or without the food.
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