Tribidrag is an old and almost forgotten indigenous Croatian wine grape variety, which has been undergoing a revival in recent years, thanks to Zinfandel’s reputation.
Croats are particularly proud of their brandy (rakija) making skills. Give us anything, we’ll make a brandy out of it!
Stretching somewhere between the southern slopes of Medvednica and Sava River, Prigorje is a small rural region, naturally leaning to Zagreb. In terms of wine, it has always been underrated.
Rakija (rah-kee-yah) is the catch-all term for any kind of spirit distilled from fruit (and not just fruit) in Croatia, and it translates to ‘brandy’. Just as there’s apple brandy, plum brandy, berry brandy and so on, varieties distilled from different source materials take more specific names.
by Saša Špiranec In summer of 2011, a renowned British wine critics quintet called the Wine Gang visited Croatia, hosted by the Wine Department of Croatian Chamber of Commerce. They had a thorough tasting of wines from all Croatian regions in Zagreb, and then went on a tour of numerous wineries in the continental Croatia….