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3 Top Spring Sippers: Light & Refreshing White Wines


Looking for refreshing white wines to go along with these warm spring days? Easy drinking and light in alcohol, these are the wines that will save your wallet but deliver the flavours you seek for the spring and outdoor parties: citrus and green fruits, tonic freshness and minerality at the best price!

What white wine is refreshing?

Sure, Sauvignon and Pinot Grigio are varieties that can be made as refreshments, but if you seek truly charging deep refreshment, get out of your comfort zone and suck into Kujundžuša and Žlahtina.

Add another tongue twister to the mix, and if Kraljevina doesn’t actually twist your tongue into verbalisation agony, there is no hope for you 🙂

It doesn’t necessarily mean crispy for a white wine to be refreshing. There is plenty enough of crispness in Kujundžuša, Žlahtina and Kraljevina, but there is also something else, a character.

These varieties are ideal for making easy-drinking, low in alcohol, succulent and refreshing white wines. But this doesn’t make them superficial or easy to make.

Let’s find out what these wines bring to the table and how.

Spring Sippers

Jerković Kujundžuša

Step into the rich wine history of Imotski in Dalmatian hinterland, where Winery Jerković stands as a testament to the region’s timeless winemaking tradition. Founded in 1998, this small family winery specialises in crafting exquisite wines that showcase the land’s true essence. With a strong commitment to quality, Jerković Winery produces only two indigenous wine varieties, the Kujunđuša and the Trnjak (Rudežuša), each of which captures the essence of the region in a glass.

Get ready to indulge in a glass of pure pleasure with this remarkable Kujunđuša wine, straight from the heart of the Dalmatian hinterland. With its stunning greenish-yellow color and subtle aroma, this wine is the epitome of elegance and refinement. And once you take a sip, you’ll be transported to a world of intense minerality and freshness that only the indigenous variety and terroir of this region can offer.

With a bouquet of citrus, peach, and tomato leaf, this Kujunđuša is a sensory delight that will leave you wanting more. But what truly sets it apart is its stony tonicity and ferocious minerality, which make it one of the best Kujundžuša on the market today.

Whether you’re a wine lover or just looking to indulge in something truly extraordinary, this Kujunđuša is a must-try. So sit back, relax, and savour the pure essence of the Dalmatian hinterland in every sip.

Jerković Kujundžuša

Ivan Katunar Žlahtina

Welcome to Vrbnik, a place where the sea and the sun meet to create the perfect conditions for viticulture and wine production. And in the heart of this picturesque town lies the renowned wine house Ivan Katunar, where the Katunar family has been producing exceptional wines for generations.

With a deep passion for wine, Ivan Katunar and his family continue this proud tradition, creating exquisite wines that reflect the rich history and culture of this region. And their signature wine, the Žlahtina, is a true gem that embodies the essence of Vrbnik.

As you pour yourself a glass of this bright, straw-yellow wine, you’ll be struck by its clarity and brilliance. And with its refreshing and invigorating palate, you’ll experience a juicy and succulent explosion of flavors that are perfectly balanced.

But what truly sets this wine apart is its lingering minerality, which creates an exceptional aftertaste that will leave you wanting more. So if you’re a wine lover looking to indulge in something truly special, the Žlahtina from Ivan Katunar is an absolute must-try. Join us in celebrating the timeless tradition of winemaking and preserving the land and knowledge for future generations.

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Puhelek Kraljica

Prepare to be transported to a world of pure delight with Family Puhelek Purek, the wine producers with over a century of experience in crafting authentic wines. Nestled on a small hill in Sveti Ivan Zelina, just a 40-minute drive from Zagreb, the winery boasts breathtaking views of picturesque landscapes that are always bathed in the sun’s warm glow.

The unofficial king of Sauvignon from Zelina, Puhelek Purek winery is renowned for producing some of the most exceptional wines in the region. But their crowning jewel is the Kraljica, a sparkling wine made from the indigenous Croatian grape Kraljevina, which translates to “Kingdom” in English.

From the moment you sip this sparkling wine, you’ll be transported to a world of pure elegance and refinement. With its distinctive light floral and green apple aromas, infused with a hint of sweet spice, this wine is a sensory delight that will leave you wanting more.

And with its short stay on the lees after a long fermentation, the Kraljica is the perfect balance of freshness and complexity, making it a true treasure that every wine lover must experience. So come and join us in celebrating this region’s rich history and culture with Family Puhelek Purek, and savour the pure essence of the Kraljevina in every sip.

Ivana Puhelek Kraljica
Photo Credit: Ivan Goričanec

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