Lectus,which means selected, is the name of the line of our top quality wine line. Our oenologists have worked diligently.All in order to satisfy refind palates to taste and enjoy wines from several of our Croatian regions, at very affordable prices. The brighter stars on the labels of all wines from the Lectus line represent the exact geographical position, the origin of the wine and the viticultural position, from where the wine comes from.
Lectus sparkling wine
Sparkling wine Lectus is a premium sparkling wine of a slightly yellow color. It is adorned with elegant and fine acids of fruity character and floral aroma. Long-lasting fine pearls contribute to the youthful freshness and durability of the rich taste.
Champagnes have always been a symbol of luxury and are a part of festivities and celebrations. Can you imagine a New Year without champagne? Victories and launching new ship in the sea are celebrated with champagne.
There are many stories about how sparkling wine was made and why it has premium status.
The oldest recorded sparkling wine is Blanquette de Limoux, made by the Benedictines in Saint-Hilaire, near Carcassonne in France as far back as 1531.
They create it accidently by bottling wine before the end of fermentation.
From then until today the popularity of sparkling wines is only growing. It has also become increasingly popular in Croatia in recent years.
- About Lectus Champagne
Nikola Dolački, Oenologist
Have you ever wondered how rosé wines known as Rosé are made? The specific color is created in the contact of grape juice with the skin of black grapes. In this process, which is called maceration, winemakers can determine the intensity of the color, so the wines are of different shades.
Rosé wines can be still or sparkling, with a wide range of sweetness. The primary flavors of Rosé are red fruits, flowers, citrus and melons. Of course, the taste will vary depending on the type of grape from which it is produced, and it can be used from Cabernet Sauvignon to Syrah.
Our Rosé, made from the Cabernet Sauvignon variety, is characterized by light
pink color.In the scent are dominating aromas of red fruit, especially strawberry .
Semi-sweet rosé wine with a rounded and full taste, ideal for hanging out with friends.
Lectus Rosé conquers with its freshness and is becoming increasingly popular, especially in the warm part of the year. When drunk chilled, it goes perfectly with light salads, pasta and grilled fish. Whether you are going on a picnic in the park or a barbecue in the backyard, our Rosé is the right choice.
- O Rosé Lectus
Nikola Dolački. Oenologist
Lectus Malvasia Istriana
Malvasia Istriana is a very old variety that seems to have its roots in ancient Greece. It is not known whether it was named after the Peloponnesian port of Monemvasia, which was in Venetian hands in the Middle Ages, or after Maleviza in Crete. In any case, Malvasia Istriana was one of the three most imported wines from Greece in the Middle Ages. It was so popular that Venetians named their wine shops after Malvasia Istriana. Today, Malvasia Istriana is a common name for a large number of similar grape varieties grown in the Mediterranean since ancient times, but also for the wines obtained from them.
Malvasia is divided into white, pink and black according to color, and sour, sweet, aromatic according to taste. Today there are about 50 different types of Malvasia, and the most famous are Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia di Schierano, Malvasia Negra, Malvasia Nera, Malvasia Nera di Brindisi and Istrian Malvasia. The wines obtained by producing these varieties are fresh, fruity in aroma and delicate straw yellow in color. Lectus Malvasia Istriana is just like that - a wine that refreshes with its aroma and taste. The wine is characterized by a slightly golden yellow color. The scent is very elegant and strong, dominated by ripe fruity aromas with seductive floral tones. The taste is at the same time strong but also gentle. The perfect blend of aroma and freshness. Fruity with floral aromas present in the wine make a perfect blend with fish, chicken and pasta dishes.
- About Lectus Malvasia Istriana
Nikola Dolački. Oenologist
Lectus Graševina is characterized by a warm yellow color. The aromas are reminiscent of the aromas of ripe apples, pears, spiced with hints of hay. The taste is pleasant and rich with lively acids that give this wine a harmonious aftertaste.
Our Lectus Graševina from Ilok is made by a modern method. It is light, with light acids and bitterness in taste, extremely drinkable, powerful and slightly buttery, and it hate after taste. Lectus Graševina won the bronze Decanter medal in 2017.
Graševina is the most represented variety in Croatia. In continental Croatia, more than 50 percent of the total vineyard area is covered by Graševina. Its prevalence is primarily due to the fact that it is a grateful, native and regular. It adapts well to the continental climate. Except in our country, it is grown in the Danube countries, such as: Romania, Serbia, Hungary, the Czech Republic, Austria, and in Italy and Slovenia. In Croatia, three regions are leading in terms of cultivation, Baranja and Ilok leaning on the Danube, and Kutjevo.
- About Lectus Graševina
This premium Cuvee, made in Istria, is the perfect blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Teran. The famous fruitiness of Merlot, the playfulness of Cabernet Sauvignon, the freshness of Teran, in an ideal combination and ratio, give this top wine an unforgettable pleasure and excellence.It has dark red color with hints of purple. The nose and aroma taste of forest fruits, warmth and softness that permanently nourish the palate, are characteristics that delight. Lectus Cuvee von the bronze Decanter medal in 2019.
The production of Cuvée wine is the concept of making wine by blending two or more wine varieties. Sometimes Cuvées are made because of our desire to pair different varieties in order to make even better wine. Blend of Merlot, Cabernet and Teran combined is perfect combination of three different varieties that give great result. This Cuvée is intensive, aromatic and lively, in which each variety gives its own flair.
- Lectus cuvee 2016,
Nikola Dolački, Oenologist
Plavac is the most popular red grape variety in Croatia. In every conversation about wines in our country, Plavac mali is an unavoidable topic. As the popularity of this variety increased, so did the demand, but not proportionally to wine production of Plavac Mali. Due to the high demands of the variety towards the sun and heat, the zone of production is very limited. Plavac mali is a variety of southern vineyards and is most often found in central and southern Dalmatia, in the area of Peljesac, the southern Dalmatian islands, to Zadar. In addition to producing strong and powerful wines, Plavac mali can also produce wines that are fresh, young and drinkable.
Lectus Plavac mali is very light and refreshing wine coming from the Pelješac peninsula. Our Plavac is characterized by ruby red color. The scent are reminds of cherries with mild earthy notes. Lively acids and mild bitterness give this wine fullness of taste. It is macerated in a vinifier under controlled conditions after that it is transferred to a stainless steel tank for maturation. Plavac Lectus pairs perfectly with blue fish, seafood risotto and cheese.
- About Lectus Plavac
Danijela Čulina Radičević, Oenologist