tip Travel magazine Croatia 027 (English edition) 05/2020 - 04/2021

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SISAK-MOSLAVINA COUNTY © Palotay-Rakarić / Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board

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Discover the story of Škrlet in the preserved nature of the Sisak-Moslavina region, where grapevines have been cultivated since the beginning of time. Text: Mirela Drkulec Miletić ◆ Photos: Sisak-Moslavina County Tourist Board 1 Bunches of Škrlet grapes are light yellow with shades of green; 2 Vineyards in Moslavina; 3 Škrlet is the best souvenir you can take from the Moslavina Region.

Amongst the more than 120 autochtonous wine sorts in Croatia, Škrlet was the first sort to undergo clonal selection. The project took about 15 years, and the result is three high-quality, registered Škrlet clones.

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ust fifty kilometers southeast from the hustle and bustle of Zagreb, the Croatian capital, there are places where you can still hear silence. Clean, inebriating air, picturesque towns with traditional wooden houses, centuries-old churches, the tame slopes of Moslavačka gora where breezes caress the fertile vines, river valleys, one of the largest and best-preserved natural marshlands in Europe - Lonjsko polje Nature Park, the croaking of frogs, the chirping of around 250 species of birds and large nests that storks built on chimneys in Čigoč, also known as the village of storks - all of that awaits you in the Sisak-Moslavina County. In that impressive nature, it seems as if time stopped in an era when people

lived in harmony with natural changes while cultivating fertile land. Nowadays, they will gladly share the fruits the land gave them with passersby. Visit the area and enjoy views rarely seen in Europe anymore, the hospitality of the locals, the enticing flavors of traditional dishes, and superb wines.

The story of Škrlet Along with all of its interesting features, Moslavina is also home to - the story of Škrlet. It is an indigenous sort of white grapes used to make first-class light-yellow wine. The winemaking tradition in Moslavina is thousands of years old. The first vines were planted by the Thracians, and then the wine

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