Kosovec Pinot Noir Selection 2011
Young and talented natural winemaker, Ivan Kosovec is working on a revival of Škrlet, an indigenous varietal from the region of Moslavina. It was a vine that only grows in this hilly area and nowhere else in the world, the grape is an unknown varietal outside of this region. The grape has tiny red “freckles” so Škrlet is derived from the German word “scharlach”, meaning a speckled or dotted surface that are reminiscent those of a Scarlet fever rash. Driven by his passion for hands-off winemaking Kosovec made this ordinary, almost forgotten, table grape into something extraordinary not only reviving the planting of more vines but also the elevation of taste and structure of days past.
Kosovec Pinot Noir Selection is a wine of rudimentary simplicity and dry structure with 13.4% alcohol. With refreshing aromaticity and clear transparency, it is a wine of fruity focus. Moderate intensity and high duration on the palate. Persistent and with echo during and after the sip. Dry red fruits, dried pumice, and dry figs. Tiny tannins, pleasant and cold acids.