Tomić Beleca 2016
The name of the wine means "beauty" in vernacular (from Italian word bellezza). Dry white wine from the sunniest Croatian island, Hvar. Beleca is made from indigenous varieties Pošip and Bogdanuša in a fifty-fifty ratio. The synergy of these two varieties gives a unique minerality and freshness to the wine. Even tough Pošip is originally from Korčula, the one used in Beleca originates from Hvar as well.
Bogdanuša is planted on a red soil which gives a specific refreshing sour taste to the wine. In that synergy each vareity provides its best, Pošip provides the strength, minerality, typical fruity and floral aromas of apricot, peach and other fresh fruit while Bogdanuša provides the floral aromas and freshness. The best way to experience the magical wine world of one of the best Croatian enologists, Mr. Andro Tomić, is to visit his winery, a cellar carved in the rock in Jelsa.