"WINE....." Porec Local Custom Tip by eden_teuling
Porec Local Customs: 15 reviews and 22 photos
Istria has been a wine-growing region even before Christ!
A Roman Stone Monument from the year 75 (Stela) with a relief of a grape gatherer tells us about that tradition.
By the end of the 19th Century an agricultural Institute with a wine callar was founded.
Wine and "rakija" made of grape draff (so-called wine brandy) are the LOCAL ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES.
Among the white wines, the native Istrian malvazija, White and Grey Pinot, Sauvignon and Chardonay stand out.
Among the red wines there is Borgonja, Merlot, Refosk, Cabernet and Ruzicasta Hrvatica.
Among the dessert wines, Slatka Malvazija and Muskat (red and white) are popular.
Recently a greater selection of local quality champagne is offered.
Very often aromatic herbs and all kinds of fruits are added to the grape brandy, like: rue which is the most popular brandy!
Enjoy it all.........
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