Marinov Babic 2018
Producer: Marinov Estate
This wine was part of Eater Wine Club’s July 2022 box, curated by sommelier Sarina Garibović. Learn more about our July wines and join Eater Wine Club today! Join Eater Wine Club today!
Tasting notes on the wine:
"Babic (Bah-bich) is an ancient variety from the coastal region of Croatia. Though babic can produce pretty big and ripe wines, this balanced example, enjoyed best with a slight chill, shows more complexity with a medium body plus a mixture of red and black fruit and a slightly herbal character. Enjoy it this summer with grilled meats and mushrooms and don’t shy away from pairing it to a tangy or peppery barbecue sauce." — Sarina Garibović.
About the winemaker:
"Josipa and Neno Marinov's vineyards are situated just a few meters above sea level on a mixture of karst and crvenica soil. Crvenica (terra rossa) is a type of soil characteristic of the subtropical and Mediterranean karst regions. Josipa’s approach in the vineyard and cellar is not organic or biodynamic, rather than a real traditional way of winemaking, or as she calls it “as our elders did it 100 years ago, with some improvements.” — Zev Rovine Selections