A grape berry, ripening under the rays of Herzegovinian sun, has been carefully keeping a paradise nectar which, in the Aluminij Wine Cellar, becomes the top-quality wine drop. Ripen in a carefully selected oak barrels, to white, red or rosé, it is a top-quality Aluminij wine, harmoniously combining aroma and texture, pleasantly overwhelming even the most demanding palates.
Relying on a several-century-long wine tradition in Herzegovina, Aluminij opened its Wine Cellar in 2001, planting 65,000 grape wines from the Mostar and Brotnjo vineyards. The grape wines, carefully maintained throughout the seasons of pruning, ploughing, digging, nutriting and harvesting, provide a healthy fruit that has the capacity to deliver thousands of litres of wine and liqueur, of exceptional quality.
By archiving its successful previous wine lines at the exhibition shelves, the Mostar factory in 2017 decided to truly step up, launching a new line of alcoholic products from grapes and other fruits from its orchards, under the almost mystical name Glinik, craftily written in the ancient Old Slavic Glagolitic script.
The inspiration came from the old Croatian name for the chemical element aluminum. The logo itself presents the name of the brand printed in the Glagolitic, and in terms of premium products, made according to the highest standards of the profession, rich in experience and commitment to excellence, the packaging design is elegant and sophisticated with carefully selected colours, suitable for these products. The logo appears in several colours, depending on the type of product, and the Glinik line consists of:
- Glinik Žilavka,
- Glinik Žilavka Barrique,
- Glinik Blatina,
- Glinik Blatina Barrique,
- Glinik Rosé,
- Glinik Cabernet Sauvignon,
- Glinik Lozovača (Grape brandy),
- Glinik Višnjevača (Cherry brandy),
- Glinik Jabukovača (Apple brandy,
- Glinik Drenovača, (Cornel brandy)
as well as Glinik Extra Virgin Olive Oil from the Aluminij’s young olive groves.
Under a stylishly-finished brick ceiling, in a strong Slavonian oak, the Glinik wine is waiting for tasting at a constant temperature of 8 to 10 degrees Celsius, under gentle lighting and showcases of basement space in Baćevići, south of Mostar, within the Aluminij Gardens that left nobody indifferent.
A story of the name itself arouses curiosity and completes the experience of tasting the top-quality wine. Namely, thanks to the prominent Croatian publicist, linguist, historian and naturalist of Slovak origin, academician Bogoslav Šulek (Subotište in Slovakia, 1816 - Zagreb, 1895) Croatian language is enriched with a multitude of newly created words, phrases and scientific terminology. Apart from that, thanks to him, today we have Croatian words for oxygen, hydrogen, carbon, volume, radiation, air, oil, thermometer, pressure gauge, binoculars, microscope, dialect, music, system, company, map and dozens of words without which today’s life would be extremely incomplete, in the 19th century he offered the word glinik as a substitute word for aluminum. Not taking a root then, for more than a century the word remained archaism, until it shined today as Aluminij's brand of premium winery activity and gained its deserved place, either in gold, in red, or in some of the coloursof bitter and sweet liqueurs coming out of Aluminij's wine basement, without mass production, with a carefully selected placement on the market, according to the clientele only used to the best.
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