Ivančić Griffin Single Vineyard 2015
There is a new wine star being born in Central Croatia on Plešivica. Krešimir Ivančić is a young winemaker who is among the first in Croatia introduce the new technology of producing wine and sparkling wines with cold maceration. Method that enables the production of wines and sparkling wines with strong floral and fruity bouquet. His family has been making wines for generations and they have a long tradition of winemaking. Their vineyards are located on the highest parts of Plešivica over 400m above sea level, facing south which allows them to produce premium grapes. The fact that Krešimir is perfectionist and a man who lives for wine in combination with the latest technologies gives characteristic expression of terroir in wines. It provides character to the wine which is very recognizable and characteristic to the best wines and winemakers in the world.
Rizvanac (Muller-Thurgau) is known and dominant variety in the northern parts of Europe. While on Plešivici it forms in a very consistent and attractive wine due to an excellent terroir. Besides beautiful floral and fruity aroma it has a nice, harmonious and rounded body that gives it the predisposition of fine wine. In the glass, the beautiful yellow-green color instantly evokes the attractive freshness. The nose is appealing, elegant with strong floral and fruity aromas, while the flavor I rounded. It is aromatic and fruity which makes you drink one more glass.