Vinas Mora

Kaamen

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Type:

still wine

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Color:

red

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Appellation:

Primošten

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Region:

Croatia > Primorska

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Grape varieties

Babić

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This is the first wine from the UNESCO World Heritage-shortlisted Primosten vineyards. Grapes come from many different plots in the hills surrounding the town of Primosten at an altitude of up to 300 meters. It is an equivalent to a village level wine. The 50-year-old vines are bush-trained in order to protect the fruit from both wind and sun exposure. The rugged terrain and shape of the vines don't allow mechanization, thus all the vines are manually farmed and are sprayed (only organic) only once a year.

Fermentation is done in large open casks with 4 days of skin maceration. Wine is then racked once and is matured in fiberglass tanks, while a quarter of it goes into used oak barrels. The wine is then blended together and bottled without filtration or fining with minimal additions of sulfur (5mg added). The result is a pure expression of these historic vineyards and Primosten terroir.

Styles


Gastronomic

Hard facts


Practicing organic
unfiltered
unfined
minimal SO2
Native yeast
Hand harvest
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Vineyard


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Altitude:

300 meters

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Age of the vines:

50 years

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Soil:

Red sand, pebble stone, iron, limestone

Winemaking


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Harvest:

Unknown

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Bottling:

Unknown

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Elevage:

neutral oak, stainless, microfiber

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Winemaking notes:

4 days of skin maceration, spontaneous fermentation in large open casks

Elevage details:

Matured in stainless steel and fiberglass tanks, while a quarter of it goes into used oak barrels

Facts


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Total SO2:

10mg/l

About Vinas Mora

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Vinas Mora is a winery on the coast of Croatia. It is a Co-Op that buys grapes from local growers who farm the historic vineyards around the town of Primosten. It is a project started by a wine veteran Kreso Petrekovic, who has been working with Zev Rovine Selections based in New York City, for over 15 years. He is joined by another veteran, Niko Dukan, as well as a local winemaker, Neno Marinov. The trio made their first wines in 2020 in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic and started releasing them in the summer of 2021, when they became an immediate success.

Vinas Mora is a play on words in Croatian and it means "Wines from the Sea", depicting the terroir and landscape of the area. The vineyards are very dry and exposed to a lot of wind, so the disease pressure here is very minimal, allowing for undemanding organic farming. Thus, Vinas Mora gets only organically farmed grapes, some of which are certified and some which are not simply because it doesn't make any financial sense for a grower to do so considering some of them have plots that are under a hectare.

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