1. WHAT IS THE GRAŠEVINA?
Graševina is most prevailing wine cultivar in Croatia which is also know as grasica or Italian Riesling, in Slovenia Riesling Laski, In countries of German language Welsch Riesling, in Italy Rieslin Italico, in Hungary Oloszrizling, in Czech Rizling Vlasšky.
As young wine it has nice pale yellow-green color and as old wine yellow nuances are overtaking. Flavor is fresh and fruity. On taste, Grasevina from good areas and in a good harvest, remind on fresh apple. When it has higher acids and more maligans is very suitable for ageing. Grasevina is often base for making predicate wines and sparkling wines.
2. COMBINING WITH FOOD
Depends on regional variety, Graševina can accompany all or almost all dishes. With starters as cold slices with fresh cheese and cream, spicy (but not sweet) horse radish and clear meat soups fresh Italian Riesling with slice self suppressed flavors and beautiful bitterness, is perfect match.
With warm appetizers based on pasta with light sauces, turkey or fish, good pair will be lighter Slavonian Italian Riesling, harmonized and more aromatic. Fry pork, lamb and veal needs Italian Riesling of late harvest. Semidry Italian Riesling of late or selected harvest can handle and lighter venison dishes or desserts.
3. GRAŠEVINA KALAZIĆ
Magnificent and strong smell discovering intensive aromas of meadow flowers and attractive additives aged and juicy red apples, while is followed with whole variety less distinguished smells, like sweet melon, yeast, pasture, chamomile and acacia flowers. Taste is harmony with smell, full and delicious. It’s very rich with extract which is meritorious for long lasting after taste, nicely measured acids which gives to the wine essential sparkle and in the end slightly bitterest, enough to give final dressing to this aged and delicious wine.
Very nice and rich taste with extremely expressed minerality, supported with strong nuances of meadow flowers and acacia. Flavor is sweet and syrup liked, with much ripped character and amplified honey tones slightly mixed with aromas of melon and pear. In smell as well as in a taste, ripeness is very nicely combined with sparkle. Aftertaste is permanent, slightly piquant and nicely bitterish.