Friday, September 27, 2013

Discovering the Wines of Andro Tomic: Sveti Klement (Red)

A classic Bordeaux in the heart of Dalmatia, the Tomic Sveti Klement red reflects the French education of Andro, who has replicated a classic French claret from grapes grown on a vineyard just 1 metre above sea level on the Pakleni Islands.

"Sv. Klement (red) is obtained from grapes grown in the vineyard that we manage jointly with the Bracanovic family in the Pakleni islands. With this wine we wanted to transfer the classical combination of the varieties of "Bordeaux blend" to a location on Hvar at which autochthonous varieties such as Plavac would not give top quality results. In this vineyard situated at sea level, the combination of Cabernet, Merlot and Cabernet Franc however proved to be perfect. The wine is not yet eligible to carry the appellation of origin and grape variety, but we are certain that it deserves it due to its quality.

Wine Type: dry red wine

Grape Variety: Cabernet Sauvignon 50 %, Merlot 40%, Cabernet Franc 10 %
Locality: Pakleni islands (Sv. Klement)
Alc.: 13–13,5%
Content: 0,75 lit.

Served at temperature of ca. 18°C it makes a great match with red meat, game, oily fish, and pairs well with many other full-flavored dishes."

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