Kosovec Škrlet 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 on 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.
Škrlet is the perfect refreshing wine, with good natural acidity, great balance and high minerality in combination with beautiful nose which resembles of meadow flowers, honey, lime-tree, a hint of light spices and citrus finish. Clean and fresh on the nose, but soft and luxurious. The selection contains 20% of 7 days macerated Škrlet which contributes to the complexity. Minerality of the soil is present with primary fruit aromas. Live in the mouth, complex and superbly balanced structure. Lots of fresh fruit tart, but with the character of Škrlet. Focused wine with even finish