Family Korak is one of the rare Croatian wine producers boutique character. Their wines from vintage to vintage are witnesses of loyalty to the climate from they came transfusing into the glass very essence of Plešivica hills. Worldwide Sauvignon Blanc is grown with more or less success, while our expression of this variety are more stilistic similare to "Old World" with an emphasis on crunchy-mineral component.
Korak Sauvignon, located on the southeastern exposures at about 400 m above sea level shows a fine minerality on the nose, which gradually turns into salinity. Short treatment in wooden barrels large capacity enriches the wine with creaminess and juiciness while the long afterteaste has a mild spiciness.
Food pairing: Fish or other seafood specialiaties, white meat, pasta and poultry.
|Grape variety||Sauvignon blanc|
|Serving temp.||10-12 ºC|
Velimir Korak, has been producing high quality wines for over 20 years now although the family tradition dates back centuries.
With devoted work and love for the job, he has always been a little bit different from the others, and is even quite modest in pointing out that the first ever superior quality domestic Chardonnay which reminds on the Burgundy crus, his Pinot Noir came onto the market from his cellar, and knowing the way he does things, we can expect new surprises.
The five hectares (over 12 acres) of vineyards include Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Portugizac. The Riesling is the most widely planted grape in the Plešivica region. Josip noted that some of the vines in the wineyard are very old. In mid-March the vines were still dormant for the winter allowing one to observe the ups and downs of the landscape.
After being named one of the top 20 winemakers three years in a row, in 2008 Velimir Korak received the title of Croatia’s best winemaker!