Benmosche family Zinfandel 2012
Robert Benmosche, was the CEO of MetLife when he retired in 2006 to become a winemaker in Croatia. The Empire State native had built a wine collection of a few thousand bottles when a trip to Dubrovnik sparked an interest in making Zinfandel. Robert bought land on Pelješac peninsula, and planted Plavac mali grapes in protected region where Plavac mali gives the best results. And in Viganj he planted Zinfandel. At the time he was investing in vineyards, they found out that Zinfandel is genetically the same as Crljenak Kaštelanski. Both Dingac and Zinfandel are coming from young vineyards planted in 2006. Wines are made with traditional techniques and kept in barrique barrels for 12 months and in bottle another 18 months.
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Beautiful dark red color with typical slightly brown edge and a strong, striking and sumptuous bouquet, reminiscent of overripe fruits. Fresh aromas of ripe red berries with characteristic delicate notes of dried berries, melded with discreet nuances from aging in wooden barrels. Balanced body, harmonious and ripe tannins with a soft, elegant and warm finish.