The local Pošip variety was first discovered in the village of Smokvica on the island of Korcula dating back to 1880. However, it took more than a century for this grape variety to become the most common white grape variety in the Dalmatian region. The winemaker Black Island was one of the first to gather the best winegrowers in the region with oldest vineyards in Smokvica. Today therefore they are producing internationally awarded Pošip wines.
It is claimed by many that Smokvica is the best location for growing Pošip. The combination of red, sandy and rocky soils create the right balance in the wine. Their Dalmatian Dog Pošip & Merga Victa Pošip have certainly achieved the right balance. The wine, which won the Decanter Bronze Award in 2020, is characterised by a beautiful yellow-gold colour, its balance and dominant fruit aromas of stone fruit and citrus, followed by notes of Mediterranean herbs.
As with all the other wines from Black Island Winery, the grapes come from vineyards planted on terraced fields carved out of rocky hillsides, irrigated by the water from the nearby streams. Grapes are hand-picked and then selected by hand. Only the perfectly healthy grapes are cooled, crushed and pressed with minimal pressure. In this way, the wines preserve the character and flavours of this special Pošip from the village of Smokvica.