If you want an introduction to Bosnian wine, the first name you need to learn is Josip Brkić. He was one of the first to really champion native Bosnian grapes such as Blatina and Žilavka. Brkić is also working hard to put the Mostar appellation on the map by converting his vineyards to biodynamics and utilizing Bosnian oak, practices he encourages other local producers to adopt.
In the 70s, Paško Brkić planted vineyards in Čitluk – a Mostar wine district located south of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina – at 250-400 meters above sea level. Initially, when Josip stopped using chemicals, the vineyard suffered from shock, like a drug addict being detoxified. But diseases have to be accepted to allow the vines to grow stronger and thanks to organic farming, the vineyard is a special place.
This is one of those rare brooding looking reds than clocks in under 13% and ripe. Greda is the name of the plateau vineyard where the Blatina fruit was sourced. Fermented by native yeast in local oak (through period of 18-24 months) to softens the angular nature of the grape it is an understated thirst inducing red of elegance and style that could be likened to Cru Beaujolais.Dodatne informacije (PDF)