Zlatan Otok “Porat”

Zlatan Otok “Porat”

PRODUCER

COUNTRY

Croatia

WINE TYPE

Dessert

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

Long slow fermentation, reducing wine to 90 g/L of sugar

AGING

Old barriques

DESCRIPTION

Dessert wine in Port style made from Crljenak from new vineyards in Baska Voda. The grapes are left to dry on the vines until desired sugars are reached. It can be drunk at any occasion and suits cakes and chocolate.  The wine ages in oak barrels.  Zlatan “Porat” contains 90 g of sugar per liter. It’s not fortified wine…but almost.  Croatians don’t have Port or Banyuls but Zlatan Porat may be the first Croatian wine that is capable of supporting dark chocolate.