Who knew Serbia produces some of the best domestic wines? On the other hand, it is no wonder that it is so. In the era of Yugoslavia, this part of Europe was known well for its wines. Larger producers made so much of it that it made its way around the continent. By the 1970s, the area was at its peak, making around 600 million liters per year. It was among the top ten wine-producing countries on the planet at the time.
Today, Serbian wines are high-positioned in the world. There are several distinguished wine regions here and around 700 different kinds of wine. Domestic wines are increasingly the first choice of Serbs, too. It is an interesting fact that red wines sold twice as much as white ones. These two types make up as much as 70 percent of the total wine sales in our country.
Ready to dig into Serbian wine?
A little about wine varieties
The main white wine varieties in Serbia are Tamjanika, Smederevka, Kreaca, Plovdina, Neoplanta, Župljanka, Riesling. On the other hand, colored wine varieties are Prokupac, Vranac, Skadarka, Jagodinka, Srpski Rubin.
The oldest varieties of wine in Serbia are certainly Prokupac and Tamjanika.
Prokupac is a type of red wine that is mainly used for the production of darker, red rosé. It was known in the Middle Ages. The rumor has it that it was the favorite wine of Tsar Lazar one of Serbia’s most influential monarchs.
Tamjanika is originally from southern France and has been known in Serbia for over 500 years. It is a very harmonious wine, with a very pleasant taste and aroma.
Then, there is Vranac. This is a red wine that turns to ruby red by aging. The notes in this wine are cinnamon, chocolate, licorice, flowers, dark fruit, herbs, and oak. The taste is subtle, round, and full. It loses its sharpness and develops a longer and smoother finish.
Whichever variety you choose, you will not regret it. That is an advantage of our domestic wines.
Which are the best domestic wines in Serbia?
The answer to the question is not simple. Even sommeliers themselves cannot agree on that. Still, here are a few to try.
This is a specific blend of Serbian Prokupac and Cabernet Sauvignon. Taken literally from Latin it means under the rose which further refers to secrecy and confidentiality. In other words, it is exquisite. What characterizes it is a dark purple color, almost black. It goes well with spicy dishes, baked red meat, strong cheeses, and dark chocolate.
The sense of harmony of this exquisite wine is unforgettable. The flavor is characterized by a wide range of aromas: wildflowers, chamomile, cut grass, hazelnuts, biscuits, mango, rounded by notes of oak. The color is greenish with lemon-yellow tones. No wonder this is one of the most favorite domestic wines in Serbia.
Cabernet Sauvignon reserve
If you are a fan of premium quality dry red wine, this one is just for your taste buds. The taste is full and steady, very balanced. Powerful and elegant at the same time. Its charm is the result of eighteen months of aging in new barrels of Serbian, American, and Slavonian oaks, followed by a year in the bottle. You will recognize it by deep, intense ruby red color with garnet reflections.
Cuvee No 1
Cuvee No 1 is the wine with the most prestigious international wine recognition. Its aromas are based on blackberry, black currant, and, above all, cherry. It is elegant in the mouth, yet also smooth, rich, and delicious. We recommend to try it with lamb chops, slow-roast veal, duck breast, beefsteak, or aged hard cheeses.
You should also try other wines from Zvonko Bogdan winery. They are a real treat.
This wine belongs to the white wine category. Its aroma seems to be spicy, floral, and fruity aromas. The wine itself is fragrant, soft, elegant, and subtle. Also, it is ideal as an aperitif. Goes well with light or white meat, as well as fish and various cheeses. During summer goes well with salads, grilled vegetables, seafood, and spicy Asian food. It also accompanies well fruits and cakes, for instance.
Since you decided to try some of our finest domestic wines, consider our food, too. We have some really delicious meals. The best Serbian wines and food are waiting for you to enjoy them. Go ahead!