The ancient winemaking traditions in Croatia have the majority of winemakers still choosing to embrace indigenous varieties, and as a result, the diversity in the wines produced is extremely broad. Flavour profiles are unique and distinct. Some indigenous varieties are reminiscent of other more well-known ones, while some are truly different.
I had the chance to taste wines from an outstanding, vegan-friendly winery to help with my feature on Croatian wines – which can be read here. Testament Winery, located in Dalmatia, Croatia, produces exceptional, award-winning wines from a variety of indigenous grapes. Recently, I was fortunate to speak with Juraj Sladić, winemaker at Testament. Watch our conversation below: