Brkic Čitlučka Žilavka – 2009 – 9.2 – James Melendez

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 love wine and have had the privilege of working in the wine trade as a senior national wine marketing manager for a wine, food and home goods retailer in 30+ US States. I executed into making wine experiential and made 'wines of the world' programme work in a highly regulated framework for a successful business proposition. My "wine" site also incorporates those categories intimately involved with wine such as food, travel and lifestyle. This site incorporates my many dimensions of interest. I love to review and also talk about many aspects of wine. I have been privileged to visit many wine countries and find them enthralling no matter how many times I visit. I love all aspects of wine: viticulture, history, winemaking, brand development, wine regions and many more aspects. This is a living tradition that needs documentation, education, reporting and reviewing. Do I have favourite varieties and styles? I love so many varieties and often it is situational and yet there are time honoured wines that I anticipate and I am passionate about. I like all colours of wine and all styles. I have had a mad passionate affair with sparkling wines and they are always top of mind. Wine nourishes our soul and is the key to connecting with other people at our dinner table. Salute, James © 2014, 2017 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, Instagram, LinkedIn, and other social medias.
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