Last night in the renowned Dubravkin Put JRE restaurant in Zagreb, two wines from the first line of sparklings by the Korak family winery were presented, brut natur and rosé natur. The complete Plešivica family Korak, with father Velimir and son Josip who are the most responsible for the wine, gathered the crème of the wine and media society. The star of the family is of course Velimir, the oenologist who began the story, but it should be noted that his son Bernard, currently in training in Dubravkin Put with chef Priska Thuring contributed to the promotion – with food, as well as the entire team of Dubravkin Put, just like mother Mirjana – also an excellent cook. Josip, an oenologist by trade continues on the road set by his father, while daughter Vera is the author of the labels on sparklings.
The white sparkling Korak brut natur, made form Chardonnay and Pinot Nero, 50:50, from 2013, with a total of 5.000 bottles, fermented in a large wooden barrel and the second fermentation was a classic method in the bottle where the sparkling spent three years on residue, and the rosé two years. The latter was made exclusively from Pinot Nero from 2014, filled in 3 thousand bottles. Some of the bottles were left to age on yeasts to monitor the progress of sparklings over the coming years.
“Our family winery has many years of experience in producing still wines. Our forefathers lived off vineyards and wines, and we began to bottle wine in the early 1990s and are present today on the market with Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Rhine Riesling, Pinot Gris and Neo and Syrah. Looking for a new challenge in 2013 we decided to go a step further and try our hand in sparklings, applying the traditional method. As the base wine for out sparklings we use Pinot Nero and Chardonnay. Our vision in producing sparklings is naturalness without shipping liquor, which makes them dominantly dry, mineral and fresh,” said Josip Korak.