Seven largest producers of Škrlet wine in Moslavina have presented their project: they’ve blended the best of their harvests, from best positions into one wine.
Ilovčak, Jaram, Florijanović, Miklaužić, Mikša, Trdenić and Voštinić-Klasnić wineries are joined in the Association of the Škrlet makers. To further promote and improve the brand of their traditional variety, they’ll be making a limited number of bottles of this unique blend (5000 bottles are planned for this, the first year).
Tomislav Trdenić, president of the Association, told the press that this is the first such wine project in Croatia (although young Plavac Mali makers from Pelješac have been doing something similar for a while) and that it proves the togetherness of the winemakers of Moslavina. This year, the wine is of high quality (although low yield), so the blended wine has 12 % alcohol content and is not too strong. It’s fresh, semi-aromatic wine with floral and fruity notes. Škrlet is a variety that makes wines with lower alcohol content and higher acids, which makes it refreshing and enjoyable everyday wine with specific varietal flavor. It goes well with any fish, white meat dishes, and pasta.
The producers have been working together on branding the Škrlet and are satisfied with the position the variety has on the wine-map of Croatia. Now they need to work hard on solving their other big problem, which is the distribution and the quantity of wine they’re able to produce. This blended Škrlet will be able to guarantee the high level of quality of the wine and will be able to compete with other varieties that are better known in Croatia and abroad.
This Saturday, an event dubbed the “Evening of Škrlet and Moslavina Cuisine” (Večer škrleta i moslavačke kuhinje) was held on Popovača main square (Popovača is the center of the Moslavina region, in which most Škrlet is grown) where it was possible to taste the special, blended škrlet.