For many manufactures Pinot Noir is a challenge, since it requires a lot of work and effort, both in the vineyard and in the cellar.
In the French region of Burgundy it is said that it is much more than a superior grape variety - it is a lifestyle.
The wine has a medium body and mild red tones with an enchanting aroma and refined texture.
The flavour is very rich, reminiscent of sweet grapes. It has a rare elegance for red wines.
Food pairing: Veal, roasted duck.
|Grape variety||Pinot noir|
|Serving temp.||16 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!