Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Blending the Traditional with the International: Caplar

One of the most interesting aspects of the Hvar wine scene is the number of micro-climates which exist on the island, allowing winemakers to produce very different wines from vineyard to vineyard. Added to the fact that there are several indigenous varieties - including some such as Bogdanusa which are only grown on Hvar - and the scene is set for some highly individual wines.

At Bastijana, the finest traditions of Hvar wine are upheld, and important local grape varieties are at the core of much of our wine production - Plavac Mali, Bogdanusa and Posip. But there is also an opportunity to mix more international varieties with the Hvar terroir, and our Sveti Klement red would not look out of place in the wineries of St. Emilion, with its classic Bordeaux blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Cabernet Franc.

But for something a little more special, how about a blend of the international and the individual?

Meet Caplar, the top of the Tomic range, and an equal blend of the finest Plavac Mali grapes from the south side of the island, and Cabernet Sauvignon in one of Bastijana's most interesting vineyards, in the shadows of the Dominican Monastery in Stari Grad. 

Take a closer look at the Caplar vineyard here and learn more about Caplar the wine here.

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