October 18, 2020 – In a terrific atmosphere of the one of the best, and most certainly most beautiful fine dining restaurants in Zagreb, Zinfandel’s at hotel Esplanade – Badel organized a very exclusive event, even more exclusive due to the pandemic regulations.
The theme of the event was the presentation of its premium line of wines under the famous Korlat label. Many exclusively picked eminent guests and respected wine connoiseurs gathered there to taste and enjoy the wines. The prominent guests included very well known chefs Marin Medak and Bruno Vokal; restaurant owner Danijela Gajski; journalists and wine experts Domagoj Jakopović Ribafish, Rene Bakalović, and numerous experienced sommeliers. The new ambassadors of Korlat 2016 were also present: Mirela Kardašević, chef David Skoko and famous Croatian musician Ivan Dečak.
The vintages that were tasted were Korlat Merlot 2016, Korlat Cabernet Sauvignon 2016, Korlat Syrah 2016, and a new wine from the Superior selection – Korlat Supreme Cuvee 2013 (made of Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Merlot). After few opening words from the marketing director of Badel 1862 Vanja Bartolec, Vezak Sauvignon 2019 was served, a wine that everybody involved is very proud of, just as the wine serverd at the very end of the evening: dessert wine Korlat Merlot Boutique 2017.
In more senses than one, it was truly a night to remember, not only beacause of the wines, but just as much due to the food served – that was imaginative, fresh and super tasty. It was to be expected from the great chef Ana Grgić of Espanade, who simpy – never disapointes.
Ana Grić was helped by Badel chief enologist Dubravko Ćuk in order to perfectly pair each wine with the dishes served. Ćuk personally presented every wine, while young Croatian singer Lu Jakelić was in charge of the musical background, and an exciting performance appriciated by the audience.
It is also important to take a lok back and mention that top quality red wines by Korlat have been presented for the first time with the 2007 vintage, and ever since then – have beeen evolving as an unavoidable presence among the very best premium Croatian wines. They have been awarded numerous Croatian and international awards, among which Red Dot Award is one of the more important ones. It is also important to say that Koralt labeled wines come from within the best places inside the vineyards situated on the best possible positions. The newest gem, Korlat Supreme Cuvee 2013 is the best proof that the whole concept and the strategy actually work.
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