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Grk

Grk is a native grape variety cultivated on the sandy soils of Lumbarda on the island of Korčula where it grows [and ripens] 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.
 
Grk grapes grown in Lumbarda produce high quality dry wine, and the late harvest is particularly suitable for predicate and desert wines.

Plavacmali

Plavac Mali is one of the most important grape varieties grown in Dalmatia, a region in southern Croatia. 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.

Plavac Mali produces full, well rounded, mellow, pleasant tasting wines with fine, subtle aromas. It, too, is suitable for desert and predicate wines.

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Agritourism

Frano Milina Bire

20263 Lumbarda - Korcula - Croatia

Tel: +385 (0)98 344-712
Fax: +385 (0)20 712-208

Gsm: +385 (0)98 344-712

E-mail: bire@hi.t-com.hr
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