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Prošek

Designation (pronounced Proschek) for one brand wine out Croatia, which is produced, inter alia, in Dalmatia (there also on the two islands Hvar and Vis) and Istria. The etymological meaning of the name is not sure, but probably the name derives from the Croatian adjective prošli (last, last), indicating the late harvest of the grapes used for it. There are several variants of this mainly sweet Dessert wines that can vary greatly in color, aroma and quality. In most cases, these wines is characterized by a high content residual sugar but also fresh acid out.

This is mainly the white varieties Bogdanusa, Maraština ( Malvasia Bianca Lunga ) Pošip Bijeli and Vugava, but also red varieties like Plavac Mali (especially on Hvar), as well as used in mixed form. Depending on the varieties used this gives amber until brown-red wines. High quality products are made from dried grapes using the method of Passito, some similar to one port wine produced. By adding Grape concentrate and less often too Spriten is usually a relatively high alcohol content reached from 15 to 17% vol. Several large wineries in Sibenik and Split market these wines under the name Dioklecijan after the Roman emperor Diocletian (243-316), born in Dioklea in Dalmatia.

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