Bibich R6 Riserva 2015

$ 21.00

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34% Babich, 33% Plavina & 33% Lasin

Skradin, Croatia

The Bibich Winery is located in the hills of Skradin, 5 miles east of the idyllic port city of Šibenik, along Croatia’s island speckled coast. Across the Adriatic from Italy, it is roughly in line with the wine hills of Tuscany. The vineyards are around the tiny village of Plastovo, and clearly defined by the primitive looking rock pile walls that are the result of clearing the fields for vines. What plots of soil can be found are just the broken down bits of the solid limestone hills.

Winemaking details:

  • Organic Farming, hand harvested
  • Co-fermented with native yeasts
  • Aged for 12 months in American Oak barriques

Winemaker Notes: The lithe, mineral R6 typically has a freshness uncommon to the reds from the more famous and warmer growing areas in Southern Dalmatia. Ripe fruit aromas that hint at the Zinfandel heritage all three grapes belong, but ultimately savory and chock full smoky Mediterranean herbs.

FOOD PAIRING SUGGESTIONS

Exceptionally food-friendly, pair it with anything from goat cheese to smoked meats to raw tuna. The American oak accents compliment just about anything that comes out of a wood fired oven.