Luka Krajančić: Poetry in wine
- Zavalatica 313, Čara, Korčula island
- Phone: +385 20 832 100
- Phone: +385 98 178 2654
- GPS: 42.915389,16.936172
Luka is the man who will surely take the credit when Pošip, the pride of Korčula winemaking, shoots to fame outside Croatia. Combination of low yield per vine and modern vinification techniques creates wines with a polished international style, which can bring negative comments from fellow islanders on the account of disrespect of tradition. But Luka is not worried because he took traditional winemaking to a higher level and still remained true to his roots.
Luka is also a passionate poet, in love with the sea and his island, so he believes in the freedom of artistic expression, both when it comes to words and wine. As he said, it takes a bit of creativity and insanity to do what he does. Even those who are far from being wine geeks will recognize the warmth and aromas of the south Adriatic island in Krajančić’s wines, but reinterpreted in his way.
Ježina (sea urchin) is his basic Pošip, which slips down the throat easily than a cold summer rosé and it’s one of the best value for money deals in Croatia. His most popular product is the elegant and well-balanced Pošip Intrada, a benchmark wine for the whole variety. Pošip Sur lie is another story, a complex and mature wine for real connoisseurs, which can compete with any great white in the world. We dare say that the best kept secret in Croatian wine world is Luka’s red wine Plavac mali, which should hopefully enter the market in near future.