Sunday Snapshot: Babić of the Mountains


By Cliff Rames © 2014

Several years ago I had the distinct opportunity to visit the vineyards of Stipe Gašperov, which lie in a very remote, rugged and starkly barren region in the mountains behind the seaside resort town of Primošten. Here Mr. Gašperov somehow managed to plant and cultivate babić grapes in a moonscape-like terroir of limestone and red soil. The vines in places are literally planted in small crevices or holes in stone. It’s no wonder then that his wine is called “Kamena Suza”, or tears of a stone.

I’m not sure whatever happened to Mr. Gašperov and his moonscape wines, but here is a glimpse of his babić vines in the far-out hills of Primošten Burnji. 🙂

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