Stina Prošek 2011
The winery is from the island of Brač, unique and famous for its white stone (Stina). Many famous Croatian poets, authors, sculptors and painters were born on Brač. Brač stone has always been a source of inspiration due to its beauty, but it is also a symbol of hardship when it comes to viticulture and viniculture. And that is where the inspiration for the name STINA comes from. In the Dalmatian dialect, this word means stone, the strongest symbol of the island of Brač. Stina Prošek is traditional Dalmatian dessert wine. Produced by the traditional method from dried grapes, prošek has a long tradition and history in Dalmatia, and was appreciated for its uniqueness and quality. The grapes are harvested late, when the bunches are slightly overripe and dried. It is made from Plavac mali and Pošip, red and white indigenous varieties spread on the southern slopes of the island. These vineyards are along the coast, angled toward the sun. Due to the particularities of terrain, all work in the vineyard is done by hand as well as harvest that is performed in several passes.
|WINERY||Jako vino (Stina)|
|variety||Plavac mali and Pošip|
|AWARD||Bronze medal, "Wine Challenge in London|
Since red and white grapes do not come at the same time because of the different maturation period, after processing, we have two of Prošek: 'red' (made from Plavac mali) with its richness, power and aromas of black, jammy fruit and 'white' (made from Pošip) with its characteristic sweetness and fruitiness. After half a year of keeping separate these two fractions are mixed and kept at least 2 years in wooden casks, where they are blended. Prošek rests in the bottle at least 6 months before launching on the market. Stina Prošek is a dessert wine, sweet, creamy while the scent reveals the full richness of dried fruit and sweet barrique notes.