The Perak Winery

Wine with quality and experience

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About Winery

The Perak Winery vineyards are located in Kutjevo’s wine region on the southern slopes of Krndija, between Kutjevo and Vetovo, in the heart of Slavonija.

Positioned at the altitude ranging from 220m to 300m and in the diameter from three up to seven kilometres, they stretch over the finest area of Kutjevo’s wine region comprising Mitrovac, Lukac and Vetovo.

Over 60% of the wines produced at Perak Winery are premium quality and the rest are quality wines.

The creator of the finest premium quality wines is Mr Ivica Perak, oenologist, born in Kutjevo into a family with a long tradition of tending vineyards and making wines and of overall agricultural production.

At present, Perak Winery boasts of twelve hectares of privately owned vineyards. The oldest vines date back to 1968, whereas the latest were planted in 2014. Since Graševina (Welschriesling variety) is indigenous with Croats, primarily in Slavonia, it is planted on 70% of the vineyards’ area among wide selection of vintages and varieties.

Graševina (Welschriesling variety) is the basis of the Perak Winery production for it has proved the ability to yield various quality wines from dry quality through premium quality to predicate wines. Besides, there are other sorts of white grapes: Pinot Gris, Rhine Riesling, Yellow Muscat, Chardonnay, Traminer, and Sauvignon Blanc.

As far as red grape varieties are concerned, we should mention Zweigeltrebe, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Syrah. At the time, quality and premium quality Graševina, together with premium quality Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc are on the market as well as Rose, Red Cuvee as quality wines and Merlot as premium quality wine among red varieties.

"We are particularly proud of the Graševina Icewine 2015 vintage."

The quality of our wines is best acknowledged by numerous medals and recognitions awarded and granted at both domestic and international fairs and competitions: county competitions, regional competitions, Graševina Festival in Kutjevo, international competitions in Maribor, BonaVita in Trnava, Gast Fair in Split.

The History of Viticulture and Oenology in Kutjevo’s Wine Region

Roman Age

Favourable climate and agreeable natural conditions of gentle and sunny southern slopes of Krndija and Papuk have been attracting people to the region of Kutjevo and its surroundings since the Stone and Bronze Age, as historical evidence shows. It is also known that vine has been planted on these hillsides from time immemorial.

1232

The first written document dates back to 1232, when the Cistercians arrived in the area and founded the abbey known as Abbatia Beatissimiae Virginis Mariae Vallis honesta de Gotho. The monks established a feudal estate, built a church, monastery and workshops. Thus, this period can be said to mark the beginning of viticulture in the area since the Cistercians of Kutjevo were not only spreading and strengthening the faith and moral norms, they were also educating common people and developing agriculture, particularly viticulture. Their industrious activities secured them enormous recognition and thus, throughout the whole Middle Ages, this area and the Požeška Valley were referred to as Vallis Honesta or "the Honourable Valley".

1529

When the Turks invaded the region, the Cistercians abandoned the abbey in 1529. They left the church, the monastery and the workshops, but also advanced agricultural production, particularly viticulture and winemaking they had taught to people. The estate they left has been the framework of development of this area through all times up to now.

Nowadays

Since those times, viticulture and oenology have been at a high-quality level despite the tumultuous periods they experienced from the Turkish invasion, Jesuit period and early capitalism at the beginning of the 20th century, through the period of socialism up to present days.

All 55 kilometres of Kutjevo Vineyards on the southern slopes of Krndija and Papuk lie on the famous 45.3 parallel and are considered to be among the best vineyards in Croatia and outside its borders. Considering its rich winemaking tradition, the size of the vineyards’ area, the champion titles and medals won at national and international competitions, highly qualified and acknowledged professionals, registered winemakers and the capacities of wine cellars. the town of Kutjevo deserves to be recognised as "The Croatian Capital of Wine" and "The World Capital of Graševina".

Wines

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Graševina 1L

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Graševina 1L

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Of straw yellow colour with a slight greenish hue and with strong and intensive fragrance of the variety – green apple with the citrus notes blended in. Full and rounded to the palate, exceptionally fresh and crispy.

Serve chilled at the temperature between 10 and 12°C. Best consumed with grilled meat, pasta, poultry white meat and freshwater fish.

The alcohol content is between 11.5 and 12.5%.

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Graševina 0,75L

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Graševina 0,75L

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Clean, limpid, medium yellow with a hint of green, quite rich, a really lovely colour. Rather dry but balanced with pronounced fruity and floral aromas. Rich and well structured with a finely measured freshness calls for another sip.

The alcohol concentration is between 12.5 to 13.5%.

Best served chilled at 10 – 12°C with lighter dark meat dishes, chicken and the finest sea fish.

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Graševina Mitrovac 0,75L

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Graševina Mitrovac 0,75L

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Mitrovac Graševina can be designated as the glowing star of Perak Winery. A classic example of grapes harvested on Mitrovac, the distinguished site of the Kutjevo Vineyards’ area, ideal for producing this variety of premium quality Graševina. It is a dry wine, pure gold in colour, limpid and of characteristic green apple fragrance. Full, opulent, firm backbone, expressive with superb structure.

The alcohol content is between 13 and 14%. Served chilled at the temperature from 10 to 12°C.

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Chardonnay is a premium quality dry wine of glowing bright straw yellow colour. Concentrated fragrance followed by pronounced pineapple notes with hints of fresh fruits well blended in. Expressly opulent, creamy and rich, yet crispy and fresh.

The amount of alcohol is between 12 and 13%. Best served chilled at 10°C.

Goes well with grilled or oven-roasted white fish, chicken or turkey salads, mildly spiced pasta prepared in wok.

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Sauvignon Blanc 0,75L

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Distinctively aromatic, fresh, mineral, elegant and well-rounded premium quality wine of bright straw yellow colour with a slight greenish hue. The herbal notes of elderberry and freshly cut grass finely mingle with the aromas of peach and grapefruit rind.

The alcohol content is between 12.5 and 13.5%.

Best served chilled at 10 – 12°C with neutral cow and goat cheeses, grilled vegetables, seafood.

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Graševina Icewine 2015 vintage 0,375L

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Graševina Icewine 2015 vintage 0,375L

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The grapes, harvested on January 7th, 2016, at the temperature of 12°C below zero, fermented for almost a year to yield the wine with 13.5% alcohol concentration and residual sugar content of 57.5g/l, giving it a specific predicate wine aroma. It is of bright straw yellow colour, creamy and rich on the palate. The acidity content of 7g/l lends the wine its freshness yet retains the aroma of Graševina.

Best served chilled at 8°C as aperitif or with desserts.

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Rose 0,75L

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A blend of Pinot Gris, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is of appealing pink colour with peachy hues. Marked by fruity aroma of strawberry and raspberry accompanied by red rubus fruits, it is a pleasant, rounded, fresh and vibrant wine best consumed in the summer with grilled meat, pasta and light salads.

Best served chilled at the temperature between 10 and 12°C. The alcohol content is from 11.5 to 12.5%.

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Red Cuvee 1L

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Red Cuvee 1L

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Red Cuvee is a quality wine of darker ruby colour, soft, appealing, vibrant and rounded on the palate. This elegant wine is a blend of three varieties of wine – Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zweigelt with a fine aroma of dark berries (blackberry and blueberry).

With the alcohol content of 12.5%, it is best served at 16 to 18°C with cold cuts, ripe cheeses, oily fishes, steaks and grilled meat.

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Merlot is a premium quality dry red wine of the ruby red colour with a tinge of violet and abundant dark rubus fruits on the nose and finely expressed cocoa. Harmonious and creamy with noticeable, yet unimposing tannin structure.

The alcohol content is between 12.5 and 14%.

Best served at 18°C with hot appetisers, cold cuts and cheeses, various roasted meats.

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