Producer wine
Sv. Vicenco

COUNTRY :
Croatia

REGION :
Lastovo

PRODUCTION :

Arsen Rončević

Sv. Vicenco is located in Croatia on the island of Lastovo. Croatia has over 1,000 islands – amongst them, Lastovo is furthest away from the main coast, and is actually closer to Italy. The island itself is very small, with lots of greenery, and is less rocky than nearby islands. Only 500 people live on the island. Schoolchildren travel by boat to get to attend classes.

Around 20 years ago, Arsen returned to Lastovo after spending time working at multiple wineries in Alto-Adige. He desired to make wine with his own input, realizing he wanted to return home.

Arsen farms 1.80 ha of native varieties Plavac Mali and Plavina, as well as Cabernet Sauvignon. The vines range from 20-40 years old, and are planted over terra rossa and limestone. He farms with very low intervention, and only adds a small amount of sulfur a few weeks prior to bottling.

CUVÉES
Wine

“Island Red”

Region: Dalmatia
Grape: Plavac Mali
Vineyard Size: 1.80 hectares
Soil: red clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 20-40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: 5-12 day maceration, spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 12 months in stainless steel
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

“Noni”

Region: Dalmatia
Grape: Plavina, Plavac Mali, Cabernet Sauvignon
Vineyard Size: 1.80 hectares
Soil: red clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 20-40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: separate, spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 30 months in stainless steel, 3 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low

Wine

Plavac

Region: Dalmatia
Grape: Plavac Mali
Vineyard Size: 1.80 hectares
Soil: red clay, limestone
Average Age of Vines: 20-40 years
Farming: organic
Harvest: by hand
Winemaking: spontaneous fermentation in barrels with indigenous yeasts
Aging: 40 months in stainless steel, 5 months in bottle
Fining: none
Filtration: none
Added S02: low