Save the date of 2 March and be the first to taste young Istrian wines. More than 50 winemakers from the Istrian peninsula are arriving to the capital! Traditionally, they will be joined by twenty producers of Žlahtina and autochthonous varieties of Bregovita Hrvatska
After a one-year break, one of the most attractive wine events is returning to the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb - the first tasting of young Malvasia, Žlahtina and indigenous varieties of Bregovita Hrvatska, also known as En primeur.
This year, with the approval of the Civil Protection Headquarters and in accordance with the epidemiological measures, which does not make it any less attractive, on 2 March, more than 50 Istrian winemakers will arrive to Zagreb. Among them there are a lot of well-known names, but also some newcomers. Traditionally, they will be joined by twenty colleagues, members of the Association of Winemakers and Winegrowers of Bregovita Hrvatska (Hilly Croatia) and several Žlahtina producers.
With the application form and compliance with epidemiological measures
Restaurant owners, wine shops, coffee shops, distributors, hotel owners, wine critics and journalists will taste the wines in the early phase, while they are still in the barrels, and choose the ones they like the most at the tenth En Primeur. As a leader of new trends on the wine scene, the Association of Winemakers and Winegrowers of Istria – Vinistra, organized the first En primeur of young Malvasia in Zagreb in 2012, following the example of tasting new vintages in France.
“This year too, the tasting is divided into two parts - from 1 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. it is reserved for professionals, and from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the general public and wine lovers, but only with prior registration at Vinistra website. In addition, a valid COVID passport or a negative test is required, and a point in the hotel for rapid antigen tests is also organized. In order for the jubilee En primeur to be in accordance with epidemiological measures, the exhibitors will be divided into several halls and the prescribed social distancing will be adhered to", points out the president of Vinistra Nikola Benvenuti and announces young wines of exceptional potential.