International Meeting of beekeepers and winemakers in Croatia will be held in early February in Bjelovar. More than 150 exhibitors will present their products and services 6 to 8 February Producers of honey and honey-based products and wine producers from various wine regions offer will but look for something for your business. Also expected performance winemakers from the region of Istria, which was recently included on the list of the top ten wine regions in the world. Although so far not been confirmed appearance of wine producers from Istria wine lovers are hoping their arrival.
Istrian wine is a poetry of taste and smell, it is an inseparable part of the Istrian man, his passion and love, the deepest intimacy and open pride, a lavish gift of rocky land and abundant sunshine.
The history of wine and the local people is inseparable story which lasts nearly 2,000 years, ever since the Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius brought vines to the warm Istrian soil.
From gold to Malvasia ruby Teran, from young light wines vivid autumn to full elegant flavors of ripe barrique, Istrian wines offer a multi-layered story that is only just beginning to discover.
The most famous varieties of Istrian wines. White varieties: Malvasia - there are white and black Malvasia or white variety is much better known. Chardonnay - The wine is light, fruity aroma and sour. In barrique variants, with age gets smoke flavoring, vanilla, caramel or butter. Momjan (Istrian Muscat), an autochthonous sort of Momjan. Due to the location and microclimate is unique in the world. Pinot Blanc - The wine is straw yellow color with greenish reflections. Pinot Gris is a wine with a note pink. The taste has aromas of peach, apricot and spices. Pinot Gris is a wine of excellent quality. Sauvignon Blanc is a white grape variety whose wine mainly dry and refreshing. recognizable by a distinct scent that is reminiscent of freshly mown meadows and specific fresh taste with aromas of green apple, grapefruit and asparagus. Red varieties: Teran - old Istrian autochthonous variety which was first mentioned back more than 600 years. Until a hundred years ago was the main Istrian variety that was planted in most of the local vineyards. Muscat red Already more than 100 years has brought the voice of the Porec wine making. It is traditionally produced as a dessert wine.
Merlot - is a popular wine in a light body which usually can recognize hints of black currant and plum. Merlot is very drinkable and not sour and astringent. Name Merlot comes from the old French word "merlot", which means young blackbird. Pinot Noir - Wine Pinot Noir is a high quality regardless of whether it is processed in black or white wine. Cabernet sauvignon- most popular grape in the world when the production of red wine in question. Cabernet Sauvignon has a delightful and very pronounced varietal bouquet that can remind and black currant. Gamay is one of the oldest known grape varieties. This old Istrian autochthonous variety achieves the best results in red soil in northwestern Istria. Refosco - Refosco is autochthonous Istrian variety, rich expression and character, with a fruity bouquet of raspberry and cherry and a slight hint of grass.