Dalmatian Coast, Croatia: A Detox to Retox Adventure!

Milos Winery-Bottle Line Up
Bottle Line Up at Milos Winery – Photo: Stefani Jackenthal

Stefani Jackenthal is an adventure travel & wine journalist. She likes to write about outdoor activities in wine regions, seeking out sporty, sipping travel destinations. Her latest article about her vacation in Dalmatia, was published in the Huffington Post.

Her first producer visit was at Miloš Winery:

Our first stop was Miloš Winery, a family-run operation near the Neretva River. Ivan Miloš, one of three winemakers, showed me around the winery and stone caves, explaining their dedication to organic methods and bio diversity. We continued our conversation at the wooden table in the cozy tasting room, as I sampled a handful of wines. I particularly enjoyed the premier Stagnum line, made from Plavac Mali grown on 35-year old vines. Wines spend several years in barrel and bottle before release. The Stagnum 2007 (released in 2015) pleased with chocolate covered cherries, menthol and restrained tannins. While, the Stagnum 2005 was a powerhouse with herbal red fruit aromas and holiday spice, stewed fruit full-body. At the end, Ivan pulled out 1994 Plavic Mali, preserved with a homemade Coravin. The 22-year old wine presented a beefy nose, delicate tannins and complex mocha medium body. It was surprisingly fresh and frisky.

Read more about her food and wine experience on the Dalmatian Coast and the Islands of Korčula and Hvar and get ready for a virtual trip to that gorgeous region with her superb photos.

Mali Stone oysters
Get some Miloš Plavac with your oysters!

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