Toreta’s Posip collection is quite splendid. The straw-golden yellow-coloured wine leaves a thick trail in the glass given its richness. Harmonious, pleasant and intense on the palate, Posip, for the record, is considered the perfect culinary companion to fish, shellfish, and white meat dishes. The Toreta vineyards are located in Smokvica, one of the oldest villages in Korcula. This family owned wine brand—founded by Banicevic’s great grandfather almost five decades ago—is considered to be one of the earliest private wineries to bring out premium-quality Posip.
It produces roughly 40,000 bottles of wine per year, growing Posip, Rukatac, and Plavac. I realise that it is a matter of great pride that we taste Posip in Korcula, the birthplace of this wine. There is such growing interest in this wine globally that it is now protected by the Croatian law to ensure best practices in cultivation of this particular type. Yes, feeling a sense of gratitude for this experience is inadvertent. Croatia’s beauty was evident from the moment our flight touched down in Split, the second-largest city in Croatia with its rich history, majestic buildings, beautiful beaches, and gorgeous sunsets. Our trip to Croatia, a reunion of sorts for two old school mates and I, included not just Split, but also Trogir, Korcula, and Dubrovnik.