Location: Southern Dalmatia
The Rizman Winery is owned by the Stimac family and was founded in the early 1900’s.Most of the land is adjacent to the Adriatic Sea and increases to about 800 feet above sea level. The vineyards face south and southeast, and benefit from the gentle winds rolling off the Adriatic Sea.
A WINERY WITH A LONG HISTORY AND A BRIGHT FUTURE
The Rizman Winery, based in the Southern Dalmatia region, is owned by the Stimac family and was founded in the early 1900’s. The winery dates back to 1918 and over the years, the Stimac family has added acreage so that today’s total cultivation is more than 80 hectares (about 200 acres). Most of the land is adjacent to the Adriatic Sea and increases to about 800 feet above sea level. The vineyards face south and southeast, and benefit from the gentle winds rolling off the Adriatic Sea.
The Stimac family continues to improve its infrastructure, which includes a private well spring for irrigation and the modernization of equipment. The Stimac family is committed to the principles of ecological winegrowing to increase the natural fertility of the soil, thus avoiding excessive soil cultivation, and the use of herbicides and fertilizers.
The Rizman Winery has been producing Posip, Plavac Mali, Tribidrag and other varietals unique to the region. They introduced a new label, BRIME, for their organic production of Posip and Plavac Mali. BRIME Posip and BRIME Plavac Mali are imported exclusively by Blue Ice, Inc.
2015 Plavac Mali
BRIME Plavac Mali is our base red wine and is made from the most famous local red variety of Plavac Mali. It is proven this variety is the successor of the variety Tribidrag, which is better known around the world as Zinfandel or Primitivo. Plavac Mali yields the best results on the steep south-facing slopes of Dalmatia, such as our locations in the winegrowing area of Komarna. The winegrowing area of Komarna distinguishes itself with its organic vineyards, which are also home to our Plavac Mali, and with a terroir that gives exceptional acidity and freshness to our wines, thus bestowing upon them great aging potential.
BRIME Pošip is made from our most famous local white variety of the same name. Our organic vineyards consist of limestone earth with a small content of soil, which yields a pronounced minerality that is particularly prominent in this wine. In order to achieve freshness, grapes are picked during the hot days of summer at night, transported to the winery before sunrise, and processed immediately. Fresh, lively, and mineral with all the characteristics of the variety and limestone soil, our Pošip wine is the perfect summer refreshment that can be enjoyed for more than one season.