Wine Enthusiast 91. VARIETAL: Zinfandel
Appellation: Pelješac Peninsula
Bottle format: 0.75L
Tastes rich, full-bodied, firm in structure, with an abundance of cherry sweetness at the finish and some dark chocolate. After opening, the wine gets wonderful forest notes of sour black-bitter oak, crumpled blueberry bush leaves and forest soil.
The integration of oak in this wine is interesting, and the signature of the Korta Katarina wine making process. Namely, the management of wooden oak barrels is a small science and art in itself. Scents reminiscent of sweet spices coming from the oak are more noticeable only after opening in a glass, so watching the development of this wine is a real pleasure.
It is far more complex than its most famous brother from America. It has been awarded valuable prizes: a Bronze Medal at USA Wine Ratings 2020 and a Silver Medal at Sommelier’s Choice Awards 2020.
Food pairing: Ideally served with grilled meat and aged steaks.
Aging potential: Enjoy now or cellar up to 8 years.
Serving temperature: 10°C / 12°C (50°F / 54°F)