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Best Korcula Wines

Korcula Island and neighbouring Peljesac Peninsula are both renowned wine regions in Croatia, known for their indigenous grape varieties and unique winemaking traditions. Here are some of the wines produced on Korcula Island and Peljesac Peninsula:

Korcula Island Wines

  • Grk: a white grape variety that is only grown on Korcula Island. It produces dry, aromatic wines with a high acidity and a distinctive mineral character.
  • Posip: a white grape variety that is also grown in other parts of Croatia. It produces rich, full-bodied wines with tropical fruit aromas and a hint of honey.
  • Rukatac (Mara┼ítina): a white grape variety that is widely grown on the Dalmatian coast. It produces crisp, fruity wines with a light body and a refreshing acidity.
  • Plavac Mali: a red grape variety that is the most widely planted grape on the island. It produces full-bodied, high tannin wines with flavors of blackberry, plum, and spice.

Peljesac Peninsula Wines

  • Plavac Mali: the most important red grape variety on the peninsula. It produces rich, full-bodied wines with a high tannin and alcohol content and flavors of blackberry, cherry, and chocolate.
  • Dingac: a wine made from Plavac Mali grapes grown on steep slopes on the southern coast of Peljesac. It has a deep red color, a complex aroma, and a rich, spicy flavor.
  • Postup: a wine made from Plavac Mali grapes grown on the northern coast of Peljesac. It is full-bodied, with a velvety texture and flavors of black cherry and licorice.
  • Rukatac (Mara┼ítina): also grown on Peljesac, produces crisp, fruity white wines similar to those from Korcula Island.

Both Korcula Island and Peljesac Peninsula offer a variety of wineries and tasting rooms where visitors can sample and learn about these unique wines.