“'Beware of Blatina’s strength', wine makers in Herzegovina will warn you. This female grape variety, which does not self-pollinate, will mesmerize everyone with such soft and gentle beauty and make you want more of that warm feeling it awakens. The cradle of Blatina grape is Mostar wine region. It does not grow anywhere else. Despite the efforts of wine makers to spread vineyards to other areas and ensure regular harvest by cross-pollinating Blatina with other varieties, it has many unfruitful years; The rare vintages when Blatina gives fruit, the wine is so special: it fulfills desires of the finest wine elite. This wine is aged couple of years in wooden barrels. Pair EMPORIA Blatina with cheeses, spicy foods, smoked beef or any red meat. Premium, dry, red wine; 85% Blatina, Alicante Bouschet, 5% Vranac 10%; Alcohol content: 12%;Serving temperature: 18-20°C"
Zilavka grows in the rocky land of sunny Herzegovina where cold Alpine river Neretva brings cool air at night to slow the ripening of this golden grape. Winemakers are generously rewarded with plentiful fruits as Zilavka (Zhe-luv-kah) can sustain periods of long droughts typical of this area. This typical warm climate wine is crystal clear, greenish-yellow colour, but with exceptional strength and complexity. It has a rich, nutty flavor, which is present in the young wines and becomes more pronounced with age. It is recommended to pair with Mild cheeses, fish and white meat specialties.
Varietal structure: 95% Žilavka, 5% Bena; Alcohol content: 12%; Serving temperature: 10-12°C
"This premium rose, glorious and flamboyant, is a true reflection of inspirational Empress Elisabeth of Bavaria – Sissy, featured on its label. Oaky rose with great flavors of strawberry, watermelon, vanilla and oak; balanced acidity, medium low tannins on a medium finish.
"In order to retain freshness and acidity, Blatina grapes, grown on the southern part of Imperial Vineyards, are hand picked during dawn, about 20 days before the main harvest. Fermentation takes place in barrique medium toasted barrels. During aging process the wine is mixed using Sur lie lees method. Final aging takes place in bottle for 4-6 months. Serving temperature: Slightly chilled 60-62°F"
Premium quality dry rosé wine
made of Blatina (Blah-TEE-nah), a native variety of the Herzegovina (Her-tsuh-goh-VEE-nuh) wine region. Salmon color, subtle tastes of citrus, and underlying notes of Mediterranean stone fruits.
In order to retain freshness and acidity, grapes are handpicked at dawn from the southern part of the Imperial Vineyards, 15 to 20 days before main harvest. It is made by spontaneous fermentation in a stainless-steel tank with just a few hours of maceration. Aged in a bottle for 4 months before being served.
Emporia Rosé Saumon perfectly accompanies light fish and vegetable dishes.
Alcohol content: 13% Serving temperature: 50-54 F
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Wines was made in Bosnia-Herzegovina during the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1867 - 1918).
The golden age of our viticulture began by the revival of wine-growing, which was done by the Habsburgs in the area of Herzegovina. Aware of the treasure they found in this rubble area, they started with the production immediately. The first wine station was positioned exactly where we grow our grapes today, in Gnojnice near Mostar, and was established in 1886. After numerous analyses, their educated people made selection and decided it was necessary to give absolute precedence to the local, autochthonous assortment.
Studies carried out have shown that the best varieties in Europe, and even some oriental ones, were not as quality and drinkable as Žilavka and Blatina. That’s why the trained people directed their strength to the production of the best quality wines from this region. The Vienna Hofburg started with the production of those miraculous drinks ‘füreigeneBedürfnisse’, so the people named wine station ‘Imperial vineyards’. Žilavka was declared the world’s famous wine and won all the awards at wine fairs in Vienna, Barcelona, London and Paris. Golden years when people from all over the world heard about Žilavka and Blatina were 1929 and 1937. In 1929, they won the most prestigious wine award called ’Medaille de platte’, and in 1937, our winemakers returned from Paris as proud owners of a medal "Grand prix".