Korak, Moja Draga, 2015

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Price: 123,50 kn

Locality or personal dedication? Both a bit, probably.

What is certain, Draga is one of the most valued positions of Plešivica. Where the Korak family grows Syrah.

Dedication or not, all to-date Korak roses, despite being aged in wood, were far more “girly” than this.

Already the pale peach colour was quite different from the coloured roses that could be found in the Korak cellar before.

The colour suggest subtlety and finesse, it is really peachy on the nose, like a scented white wine reminiscent of meadow flowers. However, in its depth one seasoning component opens intrigue. Something meaty, juicy and spicy, which Syrah can provide.

Wonderful structure, freshness of citrus, but with a fruitiness that is natural and the wine tailored artistically. Like a special barrel in the cellar in which the divine providence smiled upon the effort of the wine maker. The accomplished harmony that stifles and creates thirst at the same time.

This is the last discovery from Pink Day that I sought out to try in peace. After these notes I asked around why the 2015 Korak rose is so different and to me much better than the previous. Besides the good material of course, from a harvest that made it possible, I find it important to cite spontaneous fermentation. Also the neutral oak, old wood. In which the wine fermented during 9 months without a need to add sulphur, but was constantly mixed on its own yeasts.

Despite the colour, Moja Draga is not that delicate and restrained. This one is a sporty type in full form. Young, brawny and resolute, with a sparky character and 13% alcohol power that luckily doesn’t push around, but a brittle tongue that yet doesn’t leave bitterness but freshness. It stands with dignity, at the beginning of its road. It looks you in the eyes.

For the original and more from the Vinopija blog on wine, clickhere.


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