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Vina Belje Belje D.D. Darda

Darda, Svetog Ivana Krstitelja 1a, 31326 Darda
Croatia

Telephone +385 31 790-100
Fax +385 31 790-195
ifo@belje.hr

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  • Hall 15 / J57
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Our range of products

Product categories

  • 01  Wines (according to cultivable areas)
  • 01.01  Europe
  • 01.01.10  Croatia
  • 01.01.10.10  Slavonija

Our products

Product category: Slavonija

Vina Belje Grasevina

Wine
A quality dry white wine of the controlled origin from Baranja vineyard bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with a screw cap.

Vineyard
Exposition: Begovac, Vračevo, planted in 2007, altitude 210 above sea level on the plateau. Rows are on slopes and oriented North/South. Soil is degraded chernozem on loess with a relatively deep A horizon, protected by forest from the northern winds.

Variety
100% Graševina

Harvest and Growth Cycle of Grapevines
Grapes were harvested from September 12 to October 1, 2012. A vegetative cycle of grapevines in 2012 was characterized with the relatively warm spring and exceptionally dry and hot summer. I such conditions the optimal number of grape clusters developed of the extraordinary quality.

Vinification
After harvest was done by hand, grapes were chilled, and whole bunches were pressed. Thereafter maceration of a part of grapes were done with a controlled temperature and fermentation in Inox fermentation vats at 12 degrees Celsius and ageing on the fine deposits of lees (sur lie) for 6 months without malolactic fermentation.

Ageing
Wine was aged in Inox tanks and after 6 months of ageing bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with corkscrews.

Cellaring
It can be enjoyed now or kept for 2 years.

Tasting notes
The wine is characterized with sparkling greenish colour. It has powerful and complex, intensive aromas resembling fresh apple and citruses, and possesses subtle minerality. The palate is full, rich, harmonious and complex resulting in wine being smooth and easy-going. It is a wine with the character and finesse. To be served chilled at 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Matching food included various pastas, white meat and fish. Alcohol is 12.5%.

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Product category: Slavonija

Vina Belje Premium Grasevina

Wine
Top quality dry white wine from the controlled designation of origin of Baranja Vineyards, bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with a natural cork.

Vineyard
Exposition: Vračevo, planted in 2007; Goldberg planted in 1974; Devečer planted in 1984; altitude from 210 to 245 metres, on the plateau. Rows are oriented North/South. The soil is degraded Chernozem soil on loess, relatively deep A horizon, protected by forest from the northern winds.

Variety
100% Graševina

Harvest and Growth Cycle of Grapevines
From July 10 until October 2, 2012, a vegetative cycle of grapevines was characterized by extraordinary dry and hot summer. In these circumstances a regular number of top qualities bunches developed. The harvest was executed in two takes with a selective picking of grape clusters.

Vinification
After harvest was done by hand, best grapes were selected and chilled. We pressed whole bunches and macerated a portion of berries with a controlled temperature which is followed by maceration in Inox tanks on 12 degrees Celsius, ageing on lees (sur lie method) for 8 months without malolactic fermentation.

Ageing
It can be enjoyed now or kept in a cellar. The wine shall continue its development in the bottle for minimum 5 years.

Tasting Notes
The wine is greenish with the yellow reflection. On the palate a deep and delicate taste of green apple dominates as well as subtle minerality. A fresh, elegant, deeply structured wine with a lingering kiss of gentle bitterness. It is a wine in great shape. It is powerful, potent and rich – truly a wine for connoisseurs. To be served chilled at 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Matching food included various pastas, white meat and fish as well as dry and cured meat. Alcohol is 13.4%.

Awards
Mundus Vini 2012, Germany, GOLD

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Product category: Slavonija

Vina Belje Premium Pinot Noir

Wine
Top quality dry red wine from the controlled designation of origin of Baranja Vineyards, bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with a natural cork.

Vineyard
Exposition: Karanačka planina (mountain), planted in 2004. Rows are on slopes and oriented North/South at altitude of 190 metres. Between rows the grass was planted.

Variety
100% Pinot Noir

Harvest and Growth Cycle of Grapevines
Grapes were harvested from September 20 to 30, 2009. A vegetative cycle of grapevines was characterized by the excellent schedule of rains in spring and dry and hot summer which resulted in the extraordinary quality of the harvested grapes.

Vinification
After harvest was done by hand, best grapes were selected. Fermentation together with maceration in Inox fermentation vats lasted for 12 days, thereafter pressing and continuation of malolactic fermentation continued in large Slavonian oak barrels. After blending and selection of the best young wines, the ageing in large barrels continued for 24 months.

Ageing
Wine was aged in big wooden barrels and thereafter bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with a natural cork. After bottling it spend 6 months in the bottle.

Cellaring
It can be enjoyed now or kept. The wine shall continue its development in the bottle for minimum 10 years.

Tasting Notes
This is powerful, warm and modern wine. Wine is clear and dense with dark ruby colour. A complex and beautiful bouquet of ripe raspberries, cranberries and plums dominate. Mouthful is pleasant, rounded with the nice tannin structure. On the palate wine is clean, soft and pleasantly bitter, with great acidity, ripe and smooth tannins, harmonious with a long finish. To be served at 18 degrees Celsius. Matching food includes game, roasted meat and ripe cheeses. Alcohol is 16.5%.

Awards
Selectiones Mondiales des vins Canada 2012, GOLD
Sauvignon Forum 2012 Brno – Czech Republic, GOLD

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Product category: Slavonija

Vina Belje Goldberg Frankovka

Wine
A premium quality dry red wine of controlled origin from the vineyards of Baranja, bottled in a 0.75 L bottle with a cork stopper.

Vineyard
Position Goldberg, Karanacka Mountain, planted in 2004. Position N-S, on a sloping terrain at an altitude of 140 – 160 m. The soil is degraded Chernozem soil on loess, relatively deep A horizon. Grass is planted between the rows of grapevines.

Variety
100% Frankovka

Harvest and growth cycle of grapevines
Second half of October (26.10) 2012. A vegetative cycle of grapevines was characterized by warm spring and extraordinary dry and hot summer. These circumstances created the extraordinary quality of the hrvested grapes. Vintage of 2012 was an exceptional year for red grape varieties because they had extremely high concentrations of sugar and excellent colour and aromas specific for each variety. Blue Frankish yielded small, dense, dark grape bunches, high in sugar content, with great colour and fruity aromas, the concentration of which was additionally emphasized by somewhat late harvest and relatively dried grape berries.

Vinification
Hand-harvesting and the selection of the best grapes was followed by traditional fermentation with maceration on the skins in stainless steel vinificators for 14 days, pressing and a continuation of malolactic fermentation in big Slavonian oak barells. The aging continued for the next 12 months in barrique barrels.

Storing
Ready for serving or storing. The wine will continue to evolve its flavors in the bottle for at least 10 more years.

Tasting notes
The special character of this wine comes from selected dried grape berries and its ageing in barrels made of Slavonian oak in the silence of a hundred-year old cellar. The style of the wine is modern, full-bodied and warm, with noticeable but unobtrusive tannin structure, well-rounded and with pronounced fruitiness. With its dark ruby colour, impressive bouquet and rich structure, intense concentration and aromas of dark cherry and plum, with a fine aroma specific for late harvest, this wine has a long-lasting and rich flavour.
Matching food includes red meat, game which is a solid foundation to enjoyment of this wine served at 18 to 20 degrees Celsius.
Alcohol: 15.0%vol.

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Product category: Slavonija

Vina Belje Goldberg Grasevina

Wine
Top quality dry white wine from the controlled designation of origin of Baranja Vineyards, bottled in 0.75 liter bottles and sealed with a natural cork.

Vineyard
Exposition: Goldberg, planted in 1974; Goldberg planted in 1974, altitude 242 metres. Rows are oriented North/South. The soil is degraded Chernozem soil on loess, relatively deep A horizon.

Variety
100% Graševina

Harvest and Growth Cycle of Grapevines
From September 15 to 30 the harvest took place, as well as in the second half of December 2012. A vegetative cycle of grapevines was characterized by warm spring and extraordinary dry and hot summer. These circumstances created the extraordinary quality of the harvested grapes.

Vinification
After the harvest was done by hand, best grapes were chilled and the best bunches were selected again. We pressed whole bunches and fermentation took place in Inox fermentation tanks on 12 degrees Celsius; thereafter ageing on lees (sur lie method) for 8 months without malolactic fermentation in big barrels made from Slavonian oak and thereafter Inox tanks.

Ageing
Wine was aged in Inox tanks and after 8 months bottled in 0.75 liter bottles sealed with a natural cork.

Cellaring
It can be enjoyed now or kept. The wine shall continue its development in the bottle for minimum up to 5 years.

Tasting Notes
The Vina Belje Goldberg Graševina has a crystal clear greenish with the yellow reflection. On the palate a deep and delicate taste of fruits where dry fruit, candied fruit, honey dominate which points out to a noble rot. The wine is well-balanced; mouthful is round, full-bodied and elegant. This wine was created via blending which achieved a supremely balanced relationship of freshness as a key varietal feature of Graševina and ripeness and fullness achieved via late harvest. To be served chilled at 10 to 12 degrees Celsius. Matching food included roasted duck, steaks and local cakes with poppy seeds and walnuts. Alcohol is 15.6%.

Awards
Mundus Vini 2012, Germany, GOLD

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About us

Company details

Vina Belje is the largest Croatian producer of grapes, with 650 hectares of its own vineyards that are situated on the southern slopes of Banovo Brdo hill, spanning the length of 14 kilometres and finishing just above the Danube.

 The winery, situated right in the heart of the vineyard, is one of the most state-ofthe-art wineries in this part of Europe. Its total capacity is 8 million litres of wine and it covers more than 10,000 m2.

Select wines age in the old cellar, only in barrels made of Slavonian oak, whose total volume exceeds 300,000 litres. This old cellar is Baranja’s largest wine cellar dug horizontally into a loess hillside and it is a protected medieval site dating back to 1526.

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