Pošip

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Pošip
Grape (Vitis)
Color of berry skin White
Notable regions Dalmatia, Croatia
Wine characteristics
Hot climate apricot, peach, citrus

Pošip is an autochthonous white wine grape that is primarily grown in the Dalmatian region of Croatia on the island of Korčula, although small amounts are also being grown on the Pelješac Peninsula. While found in many areas around the Korčula, the primary and most productive growing regions are in and around the municipalities of Čara and Smokvica.[1] Despite growing the same grapes, each region has their own distinct characteristics.[2]

There are limited amounts of red wines (primarily Plavac Mali) grown on Korčula, but the main focus of the entire island is on this grape as well the lesser-produced Grk. This focus on Pošip is due to heavy centralization under the former Yugoslavian government which decided that this particular grape was best suited for the island and due to the collectivization of wine production, this became standard practice.[1]

Pošip is generally light bodied, around 12-13% in alcohol and best had at the cool temperature of 14 °C. It is a natural companion for fish dishes as well as Pršut and the light-bodied cheeses that Croatia produces such as Paški sir.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Miquel Hudin & Elia Varela Serra (2011), Vinologue:Dalmatia, Vinologue, p. 225, ISBN 978-0-615-23217-1 
  2. ^ "In The Glass: Kunjasić Pošip 2010". VI. July 23, 2012.