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Pošip Stina Named Best Croatian Wine at France’s Oldest Competition

Stina's amphitheater-shaped vineyard (photo: PR)

Stina’s amphitheater-shaped vineyard (photo: PR)

Pošip Stina 2015 has been judged the best Croatian wine at France’s Oldest Wine Competition…

Pošip Stina 2015, from Bol on the island of Brač, was voted the best Croatian wine by the jury at the Challenge International du Vin 2016 which was held in Bourg en Gironde recently. Croatia was invited as guest of honour at what is the oldest wine competition in France as competition celebrated 40 years of existence.

Pošip Stina 2015 first won the gold medal in the ‘white wine’ category before beating 8 other awarded Croatian wines to claim the top award. The 12-member jury, consisting of wine writers and critics, gave 11 votes to Pošip Stina 2015.

“We ar extremely proud that Pošip Stina 2015 was named the best Croatian wine at this prestigious international competition. The tremendous effort that we have invested in the regeneration of the vineyards in Bol over the past 7 years, is returned every day – in quality vintages and prestigious awards, which is confirmation of our goal – to promote excellence and to position the island of Brač on the wine map of the world,” Ivica Kovačević, Stina winery director said.

Posip Stina is grown under specific conditions, in renovated, century-old vineyards shaped like an amphitheater, where the grapes ripen 420 to 550 metres above sea level, with a slight inclination towards the sea in the east and southeast directions which he provides the optimal ratio of sun and salt.

Stina's famous Pošip label

Stina’s famous Pošip label

Although a small territory, Croatia’s wine production is ranked at a high 21st in the world. A fascinating fact is that in its 300 registered wine-growing regions covering 33,000 hectares, there are 200 cultivated varieties, of which there are as many as 60 indigenous varieties.

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