Petrač Winery

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Zagorje – Međimurje

The Petrač family began planting white varieties – primarily Graševina, Chardonnay and Rhine Riesling twenty years ago, while black Bordeaux varieties were planted between 2003 and 2004.

The special features of the sandy clay of Hršak Breg and a large number of sunny hours on the steep slopes extending towards south-southeast, in combination with green harvest and cold nights during the harvest enable Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot to also retain high acids late in the autumn because then the grapes ripen completely and evenly. All wines undergo several days of maceration on the must and the temperature-controlled fermentation, so the primary varietal aromas are extremely well preserved.

Red wines additionally undergo malolactic fermentation and are aged partly in large barrels made of the Slavonian oak with the capacity of 2,000 litres, and partly in barrique barrels of the French oak from Allier.

The Petrač family produces two types of sparkling wine, white and rose, both under the classical method. The white wine is of Chardonnay, Blanc de Blancs, and is fruity and creamy, whereas the rose wine is of Cabernet Sauvignon, with pleasant freshness and fruit aromas and fine grape flavor. They are best to pair with light finger food or serve as an aperitif.
The Zagorje Graševina of Petrač is completely different from Slavonian in its style: the continental climate has made it mild and gentle on the palate, drinkable and dry with slight bitterness at the end, fluffy and fresh with gentle notes of ripe apples and dried apricots. Because of almost imperceptible acids, it is best served at room temperature with fish or white meat dishes.

The Bordaux blend Karizma is the flagship wine of the Petrač Winery. Predominant in Karizma is Cabernet Sauvignon, with distinctive black berries on the nose while Merlot rounds it with gentle acids and mild fruity notes of the red fruit, soft on the palate, mild acids, pleasant tannins and a little wood – like the blends from the New World. More specific red meat dishes such as lamb or veal cooked under the bell are the best accompaniment to these wines.

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Contact number +385 91 4604389

Web www.petrac.hr

E-mail zof@petrac.hr

Working hours: Monday - Friday
8AM - 15PM

Region Central Croatia

Address Hršak Breg, 49217 Hršak Breg

Description:

In the heart of the Croatian (white) Zagorje, on the Hršak Breg hill near Krapinske Toplice, the family-run Petrač Winery has managed to consolidate a number of fragmented lots into a single vineyard of 10 acres and plant about 40,000 grapevines. Another peculiarity is that more than a half of the area is under the Bordeaux varieties: Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which used to be unknown in this region. Today, thanks to the success of the Petrač Winery, the Bordeaux varieties are recommended for planting to the local vine growers.
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