The wines of Brkić

by  |  08-11-2011

It’s often the case these days that many wineries in smaller European regions work to produce “international style” wines in that they’re usually heavily oaked, high alcohol, and lacking much in the way of character. In other words, they’re wines for the current US market. The wines of Brkić are about as far-removed from this approach as you can get. Located in the small town of Čitluk (which doesn’t even appear on Google Maps), at basically the heart of Herzegovina wine production, Josip Brkić is turning out bottles of Žilavka and Blatina that are not only as close to truly representative of the region as you can get, but also quite good, and unique. We picked up several bottle from Blue Danube Wine to review. The 2009 Čitlučka Žilavka is the kind of light, white wine that this region produces extremely well. Only aged in stainless tanks and obviously best […]
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