Winery Pinkert

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Hrvatsko Podunavlje

Surrounded by large rivers that carry fertile soil, the nice and neat Baranja vineyard owned by the Pinkert family is known as one of Baranja’s most beautiful. Given that grapevines are a necessary precondition for any good wine, the high quality of their wine comes as no surprise.
Their success story is rounded off with a carefully designed visual recognisability: when it comes to their trademark, they opted for the tulip, a flower shaped as a wine glass, while the varietal recognisability was further accentuated using colours whereby the tulip’s colours matches the wine in the bottle.
The phenomenal 2015 Pinkert cuvée is an example of how ideal ratios of several varieties can accentuate characteristics of every grape variety used, in this particular case Frankovka (Blaufränkisch), Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. A fruity (ripe cherries), still young and light dry wine with harmonious aromas, a balanced body and rounded off tannins. It’s recommended to sip it in good company with game animal salami.
The light, palatable greenish-yellowish 2017 Graševina (Welschriesling) goes great with piquant Baranja fish stew and freshwater fish from the Danube and Drava. With a characteristic freshness and pleasant acids, on the nose it beckons you take a long walk in fields teeming with white flowers hiding beehives with honey and a couple of citrus fruit trees.
Pinkert Sauvignon Blanc is a wine that’ll take you the lands of the New World due to its rich and pronounced tropical fruit scents and aromas, particularly mango, home-grown cantaloupe and elder. This is a true summer, vibrant wine we recommend with white meat dishes, such as turkey breast and veal under peka as its tender texture will go great with this quality, dry white Sauvignon.
In addition to the red queen of Baranja – Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) with its dark red colour, blueberry and blackberry aromas, a harmonious body and pleasant acids on the palate that make it an everyday wine, winery Pinkert uses the same grape variety to make a true, refreshing pink nectar 2017 Rosé. Its seductive fruity aromas that remind of red fruit, primarily raspberry, make this rosé great even during winter when it acts as a reminder of last summer.
Cabernet Sauvignon, the world’s most widely distributed red variety, has made its home in the vineyards overlooking Baranja. The Pinkert family uses this variety to make a lavish dark violet wine with well-balanced tannins and acids that are pleasant on the palate. This very palatable wine is best when paired with lighter red meat dishes like duck or cheeses with a simpler aroma.
Aside from Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot has managed to settle down on the slopes of Bansko brdo. Pinkert Merlot will win you over with its tenderness and beautiful colour. With a full body, fresh and harmonious acids with strawberry and raspberry notes, somewhat bright-coloured, this is a wine with potential. Game or beef dishes will do a fine job complementing vanilla and chocolate aromas in this refreshing wine.

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Contact number +385 99 859 5644

Web www.pinkert.hr

E-mail kristina@pinkert.hr

Working hours: Mon – Sat 7 am -3 pm or as agreed. Closed on Sundays and bank holidays.

Region Slavonia

Address Maršala Tita 16, Suza, 31309 Kneževi Vinogradi

Description:

In early 20th century the Pinkert family planted their first vines and built a wine cellar on the slopes of Bansko Brdo in Baranja, near a town with a romantic name Suza. Aureus Mons (Golden Hill) is the name given to the hill - where currently there are about 65,000 grape vines on 15 hectares - by ancient Romans who recognised its exceptional location, fertile soil and climate conditions conducive to growing the very best grape varieties. Father and daughter Zoltan and Kristina are the third largest wine producer in Baranja and are continuously working on raising the level of quality, whereas soon they plan on expanding their cellar (the current capacity is about 60,000 litres) and tasting room.
The vineyards are just a few minutes away from the cellar in Suza at 200 metres above the sea level and can be reached by intertwined wine trails and paths bounded by the Danube and Drava rivers and their numerous small tributaries. The most represented variety they grow is Graševina (Welschriesling) – the wine queen in eastern Croatia, autochthonous Frankovka (Blaufränkisch) and Blauer Portugieser, as well as international varieties: Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon.
We definitely need to single out their red cuvée (a Blaufränkisch, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot coupage), which is said to the best reflection of the winemaker’s soul and vineyard, and recognise the effort.
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