Brkic Čitlučka Žilavka – 2009 – 9.2 – James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy

A wondrous wine that is a delight for food–shellfish: oysters and crab, cod, halibut, Monkfish.  Vegetarian dishes like pasta or gold beet salad; cheese and I’m thinking Pecorino.

This wine is produced without the touch of oak and it certainly does not need it.  A great and clear expression of the wine varietal that is distinctly unique-you know you are not drinking a Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Viognier, Riesling or Gewürztraminer.

This wine is packs a lot of finesse and elegance–roasted Comice pear-Meyer lemon,Thyme, allspice, and freshly roasted New Mexico pine nut.  This wine is 12% alcohol and a beautiful gold coloration.

We live in great times–though it may not feel like it.  No other time in history have we had wines that are true and great expressions of terroir, high quality, and a vast array of styles and numerous varietals.

This part of Europe is finally gaining acclaim for producing lovely wines.   Though this part of the world has a very long history of producing wine.  Many of wine my wine text have given barely a page to page and half and treated each varietal as merely an incidental wine.

This wine has a suggested retail of $14.95 and is completely worth it.  It is time to get to know the other “Z” wine–Žilavka.





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I have two blogs on this descriptor page--I use to be able to make separate. My fragrance blog is to express my thoughts on fragrance. A passion in addition to wine. I think it is a stellar component to the senses and that which I am in love with. I hope you like both blogs. My "wine" blog also incorporates those categories intimately involved - wine, food, travel and lifestyle. We all need food and water to survive but we need wine to nourish our soul. My favourite varietals are Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo, Grenache, Syrah-Shiraz.. for my red wines. And I often circle back to these varieties and sometimes they are my home varieties. The journey of wine is an historical footnote also marked by viti-viniculture and artistry that makes this beverage a living one. I have worked professionally in the wine trade and have loved all aspects; marketing, history, science and art of wine. © 2014 James Meléndez / James the Wine Guy— All Rights Reserved – for my original Content, logo, brand name, rating, rating graphic and award and designs of James the Wine Guy. James the Wine Guy also on Facebook, Twitter and most major social medias.
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