Matela Crljenak kaštelanski 2013
The family Matela has a long tradition of viticulture and wine-making. Kaštela area (Near Split) is traditionally wine-growing region where dozens of old native varieties are recorded. The most notable is Kaštelanski Crljenak aka Zinfandel. Winery "Matela" strives to produce wines in the traditional manner, with respect to new findings in wine making. Red wines are produced exclusively on their natural yeasts which makes it possible for the wine to preserve its individuality and uniqueness.
Crljenak is soft and smooth wine with a distinct varietal flavor, which goes from discrete floral to strong fruit flavor. Its quality and character largely depend on the place of cultivation, the age of the vineyard, and the winemaking technology. The fruit is dark and deep, nearly leathery, in tune with some serious aroma sensations, while the tannins are tiny and build up only after a long time with the bottle. Good acids, somewhat salty like the sea, as a fresh shell and wind on a salty face.