Three respectable Croatian wineries: Kozlović, Saints Hills and Krauthaker recently presented themselves at the elite gathering Decanter Fine Wine Encounter in London. This event is organized by one of the leading wine magazines in the world – Decanter, at which only the best one hundred wine makers from the whole world come together.
Croatian wines were tasted under the slogan «The Hidden Gems», with a lecture by Joanne Simon and Saša Špiranc. A special honor was given to our wines by Decanter`s editor and the legend of wine journalism Steven Spurrier, who tasted these Croatian wines.
Ktauthaker presented Graševina 2010 and Graševina TBA 2009, Kozlović offered Malvazija 2010 and Malvazija Santa Lucia 2008, while Saints Hills was represented in London by Dingač 2009 and Nevin 2009.
Almost at the same time, the world`s most famous wine magazine published a long article entitled «The new wine order – the best wine makers of Eastern Europe», in which it describes the wine scene in Slovenia, Hungary and Croatia.
The leading wine makers got noticed, and Decanter audience received an insight into Croatian wines which received many high grades.
In the same edition of the magazine, there was also a guest columnist, the popular Oz Clark who wrote an article entitled «Istrian malvazija? Count on me…». Clark has visited Croatia twice in the past two years and is clearly satisfied with the offer. In the article he mentiones Graševina as the dominant sort but also praises Dalmatian and Istrian wines. He singled out malvazija, which could be, as he claims, what Sauvignon is for New Zeland and at the same time puts it neck to neck with the Italian Pinot Grigio.