Zlatan Otok Crljenak

Zlatan Otok Crljenak

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Croatia

WINE TYPE

Red

APPELLATION

Dalmatian Coast

VARIETY

Crljenak Kaštelanski

AGE OF VINES

15 years

FARMING

Sustainable

SOIL

Karst (landscape formed from the dissolution of soluble rocks)

ALTITUDE

Just above sea level

FERMENTATION

Native yeast in tank

AGING

18 months in barrique

DESCRIPTION

New wine of old; this is the almost forgotten indigenous variety Crljenak Kaštelanski.  After many years of genetic and ampelographic research CK has proved to be the North American variety Zinfandel. The wine has an intense ruby color with pronounced varietal aroma that ranges from discrete flower to strong mixed berries.  A luscious yet firm palate full of fresh fruit, with a refreshing and savory finish.

From the vineyard Vinogorje Makarska, in Dalmatia, Croatia. Alcohol 14.5%. 18 months in barrique.