The winemaker Metković, who’s not from Metković, but from Croatia’s southernmost winegrowing region, can really take pride in the fact that he makes the perfect Dubrovnik malvasia in his home town of Molunat. Božo Metković is grateful for his vineyards’ unique geographic position and the fertile soil of Molunat, but he believes that passion and hard work put in winemaking are also crucial elements holding the key to a particular wine having overall impression.
His winegrowing story actually began with the white Welschriesling variety when Božo returned to Konavle only to find the war-ravaged and neglected vineyards. Having spent a considerable amount of time studying the situation, he decided to restore the vineyards and plant Welschriesling. Since there was s dearth of seedlings at the time, he simply chose this extremely convenient variety which is resistant to a great deal of disease and doesn’t contain a lot of alcohol so it can taste nice and fresh notwithstanding the southernmost geographical position of his vineyards.
The years spent on working with grape varieties and winemaking were riddled with mistakes, studying and learning. He didn’t give up, but kept going, which was proven by him coming up with a unique approach to hill clearing in order to get access to the land where he planted Malvasia. This land is brimming with minerals and there’s a lot of moisture notwithstanding the southerly inclination of Molunat. There’s no bora as well so Plavac Malo is ready to be harvested in early September. These conditions are conducive to Vranac, which thrives in this environment.
Winemaker Božo trully has a one-of-a-kind approach to tilling the land and vineyards. He doesn’t irrigate the scorchingly hot soil. When he constructs a vineyard, the roots are placed up to two metres deep in the ground so they can absorb all the needed minerals. This unique approach to winegrowing is evidenced by the humus used in the vineyards. It’s obtained by mixing olive residue and sea algae. He believes that Malvasia is a variety grown by the very best professionals. Therefore he pays particular attention to this variety so as to achieve the best results.In his vineyards which merge the sea, sun and a specific climate, winemaker Božo also grows Zinfandel, Vranac, Kadarun, Chardonnay, as well as Pošip and Grk.
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