Krajančić – Intrada 2016
The Dalmatian grape, Pošip can most certainly be boring, banal, and limp. If overproduced and fermented in large, not perfectly-controlled volumes it dies a mournful death aromatically. But, like so many grapes, when a simple two shits are given, it’s a lovely, effusive white wine.
Krajančić gives those shits via low-yielding vines and clean, modern winemaking in a boutique cellar. I’m constantly amazed by what Luka makes on the quite lovely island of Korčula. I’ve written before about his wines and with good reason: they are unique outliers of deliciousness on a island ripe for potential when it comes to this grape. Overall, most on Korčula do it well, but Krajančić takes it to the next level and this is a bottle I picked up at last February at the Vinart event in Zagreb. Definitely worth a sniff and a pleasant evening if you’re able to get your hands on it.
Light grapefruit, salinity, crisp orange peel, lovely plump white peach. Medium acidity and body, very nice balance and a lingering, delightful finish.
100% Pošip 13% 14€