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En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

(Photo: Neven Jurjak/arhiva Vinistra)

Book the 2nd of March and be the first to taste young Istrian wines. More than 50 winemakers from the Istrian peninsula are arriving in the Croatian capital where they will be joined by about twenty producers of noble and autochthonous varieties of Croatian Uplands (Bregovita Hrvatska) region. 

After a one-year break, one of the most attractive wine events is returning to the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb – the premiere tasting of young Malvasia, Žlahtina and autochthonous varieties of the Croatian coast, better known as En Primeur. 

More than 50 Istrian winemakers arrive in Zagreb on March 2, among them well-known names, but also some new hopes. They will be joined by about twenty colleagues, members of the Association of Winemakers and Winegrowers of Croatian Uplands and several producers of žlahtina.

En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

(Photo: Neven Jurjak/arhiva Vinistra)

Owners of restaurants, wine shops, cafe bars, distributors, hoteliers, wine critics and journalists at the 10th En Primeur will taste young wines, while they are still in barrels, and choose the ones they like best. 

En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

(Photo: Neven Jurjak/arhiva Vinistra)

As a leader of new trends on the wine scene, the Association of Winemakers and Winegrowers of Istria – Vinistra, organised the first En Primeur of young Malvasia in Zagreb in 2012, modelled on tasting new vintages in France.

En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

(Photo: Neven Jurjak/arhiva Vinistra)

This year, the tasting is divided into two parts – from 1 pm to 4 pm it is reserved for professionals, and from 4 pm to 7 pm for the general public and wine lovers, but only with prior registration on the Vinistra website.

En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

(Photo: Neven Jurjak/arhiva Vinistra)

En Primeur of Istrian Malvasia wines returning to Zagreb

(Photo: Neven Jurjak/arhiva Vinistra)

“A valid COVID passport or a negative valid test is required to attend, and a checkpoint has been organised at the hotel for rapid antigen tests. In order for everything to be in line with epidemiological measures for the jubilee En Primeur, exhibitors will be divided into several halls and the prescribed epidemiological gap will be respected,” points out Vinistra President Nikola Benvenuti and announces young wines of exceptional potential.

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