In the center of the island of Korčula, off the Dalmatian coast, the freshwater ponds that feed the vineyards of the village of Smokvica are a remarkable gift of nature. Local people call this place “Merga Victa,” meaning “path for water” in old Dalmatian.
Vineyards are located on the outskirts of Smokvica, the birthplace of the Pošip grape.
Local people have planted indigenous grape varieties on terraced fields carved out of rocky hillsides, fed by the water from the streams. Today’s winemakers do most of their work by hand, just like their ancestors.
If you are not familiar with this ancient grape variety, it has a glorious golden colour with intense citrous, lemongrass and green nectarine notes on the palate. The white flowers on the nose makes this medium body wine a real charmer, the stony minerality on the finish makes you think of the proximity of the vineyards to the Adriatic sea. What
Excellent with seafood dishes, but completely fine as an aperitif with nothing to eat at all!