Ivan took over the task to stub the 3 ha of virgin forest to ensure the space for organic wine-growing. The cellar dates from 1835 and Ivan restored it to preserve the cultural heritage. The production of wine is based on the top quality grapes with no interventions and with indigenous yeasts. This approach is crucial to transfer the character of terroir and vintage which results in original, sincere and natural wines.
Family company Ivan Kosovec is located on the hills of Moslovačka highlands in Popovača where the family owns 3 ha of vineyards with approximately 19,000 vines in one of the most beautiful positions in Moslavina. The dominant variety is Škrlet, Chardonnay, Frankovka, Zweigelt, and Pinot Noir. The philosophy of wine-growing is based on eco principles and techniques based on hand-work and minimal use of mechanization, artificial compost, insecticide, and herbicide.
Indigenous grape variety from Moslavina, in the interpretation of Ivan Kosovec it reaches its true character. The berries are known by tiny red freckles and thus is the origin of the name of variety (In German “scharlach” means rash). You can feel the phenolic ripeness in every sip. The wine is dry, mineral with notes of yellow fruits. The structure gives it the potential for aging, but it is already ideal, juicy and drinkable.