At 13% alcohol, costing under $10 , (bought in Croatia) the 2017 Fiolic Marastine scored 16 delightfully dry points on the Dionysian scale of 20.

It was one of 5333 bottles produced. It’s showed acacia honey on the nose, Thinking sweet, but it’s a dry food wine. Aged a bit in used oak, wood notes showed mixed with the honey and white peach fruit,. Charming and delightful. Marastina is indigenous to the Croatian Dalmation coastal areas. On the island of Cros, it’s called Krizol where I first tasted it.

My son found it perfect with the sea food and pasta dinner. It’s a charming warm weather wine. I hope to find more in the USA.

This bottle had time to rest and seemed even better that the ones I savored in Croatia along their western coast. I’d guess it can age five to eight years because of the acids, but early drinking provides the best aromas. In Vino Veritas.