Young. Međimurje. – an excellent project of young Međimurje winemakers

first_imgThe second generation of famous Međimurje wine families joined forces through the project “Young. Međimurje ”together and with the help of the tourist boards of northwestern Croatia present young wines to distributors and customers throughout Lijepa naša.In this way, they joined the wine regions of the world, especially those in Austria and Germany where selected young, bottled wines are offered on the market only two to three months after harvest. Apart from the promotion of wines specific for their freshness and flutter, the reasons are also of an economic nature: once upon a time, young wines were not taxed! In addition to tourist and gastronomic contents, Međimurje is increasingly appearing on the recommended wine lists of Croatia.Međimurje wine region (photo by Rene Karaman)Along with the most famous young (red) wine that traditionally opens on the third Thursday in November, Beaujolais new of the variety white gamay black te Portuguese which has taken root in our country as a young wine, this year the wine lovers of white varieties have come into their own. Exceptional potential of rhizome (Müller-Thurgau), Chardonnay, green silvano, Pinot Noir, a yellow man and of course Sauvignon for which sommeliers emphasize that in Međimurje is one of the best in the world is already visible in the wines of six young winemakers from Međimurje!Cmrečnjak, Dvanajščak – Kozol, Kocijan, Rabbit, Preiner i Typo are wine families who have embarked on this commendable endeavor and instead of being fierce competition, they exchange experiences and jointly promote their products, young, fluttering, drinkable and refreshing wines with a common label. “YOUNG.”On all labels.On average, they individually own about ten hectares (the Cmrečnjak family stands out with about 20 hectares under plantations) and mostly grow indigenous varieties, of which it has recently come to the fore. pušipel for which a bottle was even specially made and designed, which raised the level of branding of the variety and wine to a higher level. The authors of these young wines are – on occasion – young winemakers(!) i winemakers, under thirty, and another interesting thing is the youngest sommelier: Tea Dvanajščak passed the sommelier exam at just sixteen!Young Međimurje wines (photo by Rene Karaman)Young wines are fresh, usually with a lower concentration of sulfur and lower alcohols, but the specialty of Međimurje (young) wines is a pronounced aroma and minerality, a characteristic due to specific vineyard positions, and the temperament of young winemakers is best bottled and like a good the spirit can’t wait to tickle the taster’s palate. These wines are sealed in bottles under controlled conditions with a threaded stelvin stopper that guarantees freshness and purity.And finally – the price of these wines is more than acceptable, and the quality is unquestionable according to one of the eminent sommelier Siniša Lasan!last_img read more

Ghana hold nerve to pip Nigeria in T20 thriller

first_imgThe Black Sticks of Ghana hold all the aces in the ICC World T20 Africa Qualifier A in Lagos, after they outlasted hosts Nigeria in a thrilling clash at the Tafawa Balewa Square Cricket Oval on Tuesday.Nigeria only managed to score 119 for eight in their 20 overs.Oladotun Olatunji gave his side something to bowl at, with an aggressive 46 off just 30 balls, while the top order fell around him.His skipper, Chilezie Onwuzulike was again in the runs, chipping in with a much-needed 33 from 29 balls.But, they were the only batsmen to reach double figures as the home side caved in badly.David Ankrah was the destroyer in chief, claiming three for 14 in four nagging overs. In pursuit of 120, Ghana took their time. Opener James Vifah struck a well-paced 32, to set the platform, before the on-song Simon Ateak finished with a nerveless 50 not out, to get them over the line with a ball to spare.In the earlier contest, Sierra Leone also had a successful chase, as they reined in the paltry total of 87 all out that The Gambia offered.Only Mbye Dumbuya made any headway with the bat, as The Gambian skipper made 20. The next highest contributor was the extras column of 18, supplemented by 13 wides.The target was a straightforward one for Sierra Leone, and they got home inside 13 overs.Abubakarr Kamara (26 not out), Ibrahim Mansaray (25) and Yegbeh Jalloh (20 not out) were all amongst the runs, as Sierra Leone opened their account. The second round of fixtures will now take place, starting on Wednesday. The Gambia play Ghana in the morning while Nigeria face Sierra Leone in the afternoon.Follow all the action live through here fixtures and more information for the tournament can be accessed here Table  TeamPlayedWonLostTied No ResultPointsNRRGhana3 30006 1,537Nigeria3210042,184Sierra Leone312002-1,161The Gambia303000-2,907last_img read more