Bibich R5 as reviewed by Nenad Trifunović

Alen Bibić in the vineyard. Photo: BIBICh Wine Croatia
Alen Bibić in the vineyard. Photo: BIBICh Wine Croatia

The Bibich Winery is located in the hills of Skradin, 5 miles east of the idyllic port city of Šibenik, along Croatia’s island speckled coast. Across the Adriatic from Italy, it is roughly in line with the wine hills of Tuscany. With a focus on indigenous varietals as well as international ones, the Bibich winery produces a range of fine wines for every palate or mood.

Nenad Trifunović, founder of Wine Drinker Journal, has generously shared his recent review of Bibich R5 2012 with us. His description will surely peak your interest in this unique white blend.

Photo: BIBICh Wine Croatia
Photo: BIBICh Wine Croatia

Bibich, R5, 2012
Wood & Herbs in all`antica (the manner of the ancients) style…

Dry structure with firm, grippy tannins on the palate. At the same time, the wine is juicy, at a perfectly drinkable 13% alc with acidity as smooth as silk. A crazy dance of fresh fruit (some quince and apricot) and exotic spices interconnected by oxidative character.
Its hard to tell if you are in the fanciest restaurant imaginable or in a genuine Dalmatian “konoba” (traditional restaurant) at the start of the century.

Unthinkable combination of flavors and yet they come together so very naturally, like sea salt and olive oil.
Although it is common to serve red wine with “Skradin risotto“, this Skradin-born combination of Debit, Pošip, Maraština, Pinot Grigio and Chardonnay is well worth trying as a pairing instead.

The original, untranslated, review can be found here.

We currently have the 2011 vintage of this wine available, which you will surely equally enjoy! Buy it here.

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