We were delighted to introduce to the students on the 12-week certificate course, one of the up and coming wine regions, and wines, available in Ireland at present. And of course to mark Croatia’s entry to the EU.
Malvasia Vina Laguna
Malvasia is grown by Agrolaguna – Croatia’s largest wine maker.
Bruno Dokic, the lead wine maker describes his Malvazija (Croatian spelling) as reminding him of a balmy summer’s day – it’s about 32c and he’s sitting on a boat moored in the Adriatic just off Porec (pronounced Porec) – the town where most of his vineyards are planted.
Summer in a glass just about describes this wonderfully sunny wine – straw coloured with a fresh, zingy twist on the palate. That summer colour comes from the yellow soil on which the vines are grown.
Teran Vina Laguna
Bruno Dokic – Vina Laguna’s lead wine maker – describes his Teran as a cosy winters evening in front of a roaring fire.
Even though Croatia enjoys one of the best climates in all of Europe, it can get very cold on winter evenings.
A plate of the local stew, the fabulous Croatian crusty bread and a glass of Vina Laguna Teran are a perfect combination.
Teran is robust but still quite light in style, ruby red in colour with a hint of tartness that’s a bit different to the norm and the peppery touch gives it a nice kick.