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, Pasko Brkić planted vineyards in Čitluk – a Mostar wine district located south of Mostar in Bosnia and Herzegovina – at 250400 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.
Often compared to white Burgundy Greda has both richness and density without high alcohol. Complex, and fruity the wine ends with a distinctive savory smoky finish. Its depth of flavor and low alcohol make it an easy foil to a wide range of flavors and cuisines. Brkić has crafted a multi-layered wine here with apple spice, herbal and savory notes, and a Chassagne-Montrachet almond-like quality.Dodatne informacije (PDF)