Pošip is a delicate variety. The harvest for Merga Victa took place at the end of August and each day was completed before 8 o’clock in the morning. The handpicked grapes are cooled and undergo selection in the cellar. They are crushed with minimum pressure. Fermentation takes place during 3-4 weeks under strict temperature control at 15°C, which is followed by 2 months of stirring on the fine lees. The year 2018 was characterised by a hot summer with periodic rain.
Pošip is the true Dalmatian white grape variety, originally discovered by a local farmer 150 years ago in the village Smokvica where the Black Island winery is located. For Merga Victa they carefully selects the grapes from 25 local family farmers that have been growing grapes for generations. There are a total of 200 vineyards in Smokvica, between 40 and 160 meters above the sea level. Vines are at least 15 years old and the selected grapes come from three different soil types (red, sand and rocky) to achieve the right balance. Yearly, Black Island Winery produces 40.000 bottles of this delicious Pošip.
Merga Victa Pošip is a white wine with floral aromas as well as citrus fruits, stone fruits and Mediterranean herbs. Harmonious and fresh on the palate. Best served: 10-12 C