KORCULA WINE TOUR KORCULA WINE TOUR
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KORCULA WINE TOUR
This type of authentic experience is offered on our Korčula Wine Tour
LOCATION: Lumbarda, island Korčula
Lumbarda is a very beautiful small village surrounded by stone and sea occupies the easternmost cape of the island of Korčula. It has always been attracting many with its unique beauty. Today, this is witnessed by stone monuments scattered in the landscape reminding us of long lasting coexistence between man and nature. One of them takes us to 3rd century BC, when Greeks from the island of Issa (now Vis) built and organised their community on this shore.
The most famous type of wine:
- Grk is a native grape variety cultivated on the sandy soils of Lumbarda on the island of Korčula where it grows at its best. Some think that it was brought to Korčula by the ancient Greeks around 500 BC, while others believe that it was named for the pleasant tart finish of the wine (grk is the Croatian for tart or bitter). The vine is noted for its dense upright shoots and its strong trunk. The grapes ripen at the end of August and the beginning of September. The harvest yield is very variable because the flowers are functionally all feminine and their fertilization is irregular: to encourage fertilization, some other grape variety which blossoms at the same time is always grown nearby. In Lumbarda that is usually Plavac Mali.
- Plavac Mali is one of the most important grape varieties grown in Dalmatia. It is native to the middle and south of Dalmatia, where is also called Pagadebit Crni. Its parents are the Crljenak Kaštelanski and Dobričić varieties, both also native to Dalmatia. The vine is a medium to very dense tree which produces a regular and stable yield. The quality depends primarily on the location of the vineyard – the south-facing slopes of the islands of Korčula, Hvar and Brač and of the Pelješac peninsula stand out as the best. The grapes ripen at the end of September and the beginning of October.
One-day excursion tour to the unique island of Korcula with a tasting of selected wines in an extremely high-quality winery can be organized according to your wishes: VIP customers, individuals, and even for larger groups of 10 people.
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