#WineWednesday Spotlight #54: Dingač Dingač

Dingac Vineyard
A vineyard in the Dingač appellation on the Pelješac Peninsula

A special issue of Wine & Spirits Magazine featured conversations and tastings with 50 sommeliers, critics and wine educators.

One of the articles was an interview of Beverage Director & Wine Buyer John Aranza by the magazine’s wine writer Tara Q. Thomas:

Dingac Dingac“Dingac is to Croatia as Chianti is to Tuscany,” Aranza says. The country’s first officially recognized appellation, it sits on the west coast of the Pelješac Peninsula, the vineyards perched high up on cliffs at such extreme angles that donkey-pulled carts are the only vehicles allowed among the vines. Old vines and warm, southern Mediterranean climate mark the flavors of this wine, “very ripe, with lush fruit, exotic spices and smoke, all entangled with a backbone of acid,” Aranza says. “Dingac has always been the finest wine of Croatia. I’ve had vintages eighteen years old still showing beautifully. If there’s a defining wine for Croatia, it’s this grape and place.”

Read the whole article here and click here to buy and enjoy one of the finest wines of Croatia!