Eastern Continental, Croatia
This is an entry-level red for Feravino who produce wine from their estate that was established 200+ years ago in the Feričanci municipality in Eastern Croatia. Frankovka is the grape used to produce this medium-bodied, smooth wine.
Brilliant ruby in the glass, it is extremely evocative on the nose. There is the signature black fruits and spicebox, but there is a touch of anise and pipe tobacco that is enchanting. The acidity at the core of the wines ensures there is balance; the supple tannins are barely noticeable but form a nice backbone.
Excellent value and a wonderful region to discover for those who haven’t had the opportunity.