Terroir, history and philosophy

Region

Winery “Vinogradi Nuić” Vineyards Nuic is located in southwestern part of Herzegovina, in village Crnopod, settled between Međugorje and Ljubuški, where is most common cultivation of indigenous varieties Žilavka and Blatina. Vineyards are laying on the area of 35 hectares, perfect for cultivation of grapevine, thanks to:

  • Limestone red clay soil (Karst and Terra Rossa)
  • Altitude (140 meters)
  • Exposure (southwestern)
  • Mild winter and sunny summers

History

History of ‘Vinogradi Nuic’ begins in 2004, when extremely beautiful location Orlovac has been cultivated. Hardworking hands give themselves to the rocky red soil, and on surface of 7 hectares they have planted over 30 000 vines. Along with the indigenous varieties Žilavka and Blatina, there also has been planted Bena and Krkošija, then Trnjak, Cabernet Sauvignon, Alicante Bouschet and Plavac Mali.

In early 2008, we have come on the market with three different wines: Žilavka, Blatina and Blatina Barrique. That same year with the ‘Trencor’ trencher is cultivated location Dugolaze, laying halfway between village Crnopod and Međugorje. Location is situated  in the valley surrounded by the enchanting hills, and through those hills wind passes by, drying out karst limestone, decreasing a need for pesticides. Before cultivation, this location was karst plateau covered with typical Herzegovian vegetation of which we can mention rose hip, brambles, heather, sage, immortelle, juniper. Today, you can find aromatic notes of those plants in our wines.

In 2009, on the location Dugolaze was planted 7 hectares, and in 2010, another 21 hectares of vines were planted. Along with the existing varieties, for the first time there were planted red varieties Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Syrah, Touriga Nacional, and white Pošip from Korčula, Croatia.

Philosophy

Vinogradi Nuić’ are designed as a project which is based on two essential beliefs:

  • Production of high quality grapes, which respects complex ecosystem and represent ideal habitat for natural farming practices.
  • Achieving superior quality wines with proven methods using modern technology

Our goal is to follow nature and her laws, and to allow them to show us their full potential, without disrupting her balance and exploiting the soil.

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