Region: Buzet in Istria
Viticulture: Organic Farming / Natural Winemaking
Vinification: Manual harvested grapes are destemmed and fermented in stainless vat and wood with a maceration 20 days. Nature of maturation – barrel of 225 and 500 litres from 1 to 10 years • malolactic spontaneous in wood. Unfined and unfiltered.
Light to medium bodied with lovely acidity making the red fruits very lively and bursting with flavour.
This is a tale of a son of a Frenchwoman and an Istrian father, growing native Croatian grapes and making them in an old Mussolini-era concrete water tank. Born in French Basque Country (Jurançon) in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Dimitri Brečević studied oenology in France and then worked at Domaine de Chevalier in addition to working harvests in Australia, New Zealand, Bordeaux, and Burgundy. In 2004 he decided to invest himself in his father’s homeland of Istria near the town of Buzet. Istria is the northern edge of Mediterranean, and in the winter, it can be very cold when the strong bura wind blows from the north. In September, when usually vintage takes place, it is chilly during the night and this furthermore helps to maintain nice acidity and aromas in the grapes.