Bolfan Vinski Vrh is situated in the Hrašćina Municipality, on the wine-growing hills of Zlatar, in the Medimurje – Zagorje viticultural sub-region, in Croatia. For thousands of years, this has been a vine growing land, where exuberant wines were created and poured in varying styles, yet still keeping the traditional indigenous grapes throughout time.
There are legends & stories, with origins in 2nd-century Roman culture mentioning the vineyard & the Roman military station situated on top of the hill where the winery now stands. The Roman period was followed by a succession of mediaeval feudal owners, each of them leaving traces of vine growing & wine production.
Through their history, experience, ancient soil & bountiful location, Bolfan have reached the peak in wine production in the Croatian wine world. They have achieved a selection of completely natural vintages, by implementing a 100% organic & vegan friendly method of vine growing. Such techniques form fresh wines with outstanding minerality, fruity profiles & floral aromas.
The Pinot Gris & the Traminac have had a separate fermentation process in stainless steel tanks where the peels are fermented with the amber colour of the wine. Afterwards the blend is made in large wooden barrels of Slavonian oak. The wine is then aged in these barrels for ten months.
The wine starts with intense notes of apricot & spice.it is full-bodied but also has a softness, thanks to the ageing in oak barrels. The skin of the grapes is also with the juice, giving the wine pleasant soft tannins.