Enoteka Terra
 
Enoteka Terra

 

WINE BOUTIQUE

 

WORKING TIME :

Working day : 08:00 – 20:30h
Saturday: 09:00 – 13:30 h
Phone: 021/ 314 - 802

 

  • ine shop has a wide selection of wines from all over the world, with special attention to the wines from Dalmatia.

  • parkling wines, Champagnes, as well as natural spirits, are also well represented.


  • he hand-made glasses for real wine admirers and connoisseurs are an adornment to every table.




ommon people produce Extra Virgin and Virgin Olive Oil which is pride of Dalmatia and Istria.
il of oldest Olive tree in the world (1500 years)
 

 

 
almatian – Mediterranean corner offers you the natural and unique gourmet delicacies that will remind you of Dalmatia.

almatia,

land where man has grown wine for more than a thousand years through his own
sweat and callused hands.


almatia,
Land which in return gives life. Gives wine.

As a gift from heavens and the trials of man, wine is born in the earth's womb and
springs to life.


almatia,
land where man has lived with wine through the centuries. Man lives for wine and of
wine. The bonds that tie man to wine are indeed unbreakable.



nd history goes on. Inevitably.


Before the heavenly Star had announced the arrival of Christ, Greek boats set sails
from the Island of Pares. They arrived in the land that will one day be Croatia. They
built the islands of Issa and Pharos on the coast. They brought the culture of
winegrowing and wine production.



nd history goes on. Inevitably.



Roman legions arrived 33 BC. Dalmatia as we know it today was a Roman province
at the time. Part of the Roman Empire.

Winegrowing and wine production reached new horizons. Wine trade was
blossoming.

Wine travelled by sea. In amphorae. By ships.


nd history goes on. Inevitably.


Christianity left the Catacombs in the year 313.

New faces arrived from the North. The great migration of people.

The Croatians arrived.

The Croatians accepted the vine. They filled their goblets with wine.

The kings were crowncd. Tomislav, Peter Krešimir. They raised their glasses.

They used golden goblets.


nd history goes on. Inevitably.


Middle Ages. The cities of Dalmatia were independent and proud.

The grapes and the wine were still the grounds upon which trade and commerce were based.

New regulations were created. New statutes. The source of life was protected.


nd history goes on. Inevitably.


The end of the 19 century. Dark clouds were gathering above Europe. Diseases arrived.

French vineyards disappeared one after another. Dalmatia remained untouched.

The journalist for the" New Age" newspaper writes about how Split was the center of
attention. Split harbour was full of ships. Barrels filed with wine were being loaded.
Steam boats did not dock but anchor i n the middle of the harbour. Barrels were
lowered into the sea and raised to the ships.

The export of Dalmatian wine lasted twenty years. French vineyards were being
restored though.

But Dalmatia was full of spite, strength and faith. The vineyards were restored.

Dalmatia was not to be defeated.

Those who remained still live on wine and for wine.

The part of Split called Baevice has had its name for many hundreds of years.

Boticelle.

The barrels were washed in the sea.

Public beaches were built next to the vineyards. Huge
hotels arose, like

Imperial, Park, Hotel On The Beach, Matic, Mosor...



nd history goes on. Inevitably.

The winds of war come and go. They take their toll.

Socialism brings collectivism. Private vineyards disappear.

But Dalmatia remains solid throughout.

Another war ends and leaves Croatia independent. Dalmatia, the cradle of Croatia,
celebrates.

A new dawn avvakens in the horizon. The dawn of hope for man. The dawn of hope
for the wine.

Small family businesses come to life. Croatia catches up to the western trends.


nd history goes on. Inevitably.


Dalmatia lasts and man remains. The ground that gives wine has very distinctive taste.

Why? Because Dalmatia is different. Distinctive. Unique.

Dalmatia IS the ground. A gift from heavens above.





WINES OF DALMATIA
arious and good wines are hidden among specific sorts of Dalmatian wine.
OŠIP

White grape variety bred at the southern parts of the Kor cula island as well as in the Middle Dalmatia.

It is the first Croatian white wine that comes from protected geographic area which has been proclaimed a high quality wine. Grape variety Pošip is growing best in the wind-protected areas - does not stand wet soils.

The wine has a gold-yellow colour, strong alcohol, full and distinctive bouquet with a pronounced aroma. It is best served at 14oC with strong taste meals like a piquant cheese, grilled fish etc.


LAVAC MALI

The most important Croatian autochthonous variety.

Grape has thick skin and firm structure with high sugar ratio. Plavac Mali wine is of ruby colour with blue reflection, well-developed scent, vigorous and sharp tasting with a specific bouquet.

The best high quality Plavac wines originate from Dingac and Postup locations of the Pelješac peninsula, on the south side of the Hvar island, as well on the good terrains of the Brac and Vis island vineyards. They are named after the names of the location or bear some other names. Dingac was the first Croatian protected high quality red wine (in 1961) and Postup the second one (in 1967).

It is best served at 18oC with strong taste meals like pršut (Dalmatian smoked ham), matured cheese, pašticada (braised beef in red wine sauce), grilled oily fish etc.

By persistent endeavours of Croatian winemaker Miljenko Mike Grgich who lives and works in the Napa Valley in California, it has been proved that the grape variety Primitivo and Zinfandel have been the genetic cousins of the Plavac Mali variety.