It is considered as a native variety from Vis Island, although there are some opinions connecting it with Brač. It is pretty different than her Vis ‘counterparts’. Stina Vugava is a very crisp and fresh wine with the lingering aftertaste of grapefruits and subtle aromas of honey and citruses. Stina is the only commercial producer of this variety on the island and they are steadily expanding their vineyards in order to bring this Viognier-like variety back into consumption. We may expect rich notes of apricot, ripe apple, citruses and biting acidity which will create provisions for a serious and powerful white.
Food pairing: Seafood, grilled tuna.
|Serving temp.||10-12 ºC|
Stina project, as one of the most comprehensive wine projects in Croatia, began in 2009, when the company Jako vino d.o.o., owned by Mr Jako Andabak, leased a cellar from the Agricultural Cooperative of Bol in a town bearing the same name. Immediately after the takeover of the cellar, its complete reconstruction and technological equipping started.
Vineyards have been planted on a plateau located at 420 to 550 metres above sea, with a slight inclination towards the sea in the east and southeast directions.
The peculiar bottle packaging was designed by the renowned Croatian design studio Bruketa&Žinić. This packaging has won awards five times so far: the best package design in Croatia at Ideja X and Cropack, the best package design award in Europe at Helsinki, and the third best package design award in the world at New York, by the choice of the prestigious Art Directors Club.