On Monday night, a unique gastronomic occasion for the Korta Katarina winery was held in the beautiful ambiance of the famous Dubrovnik restaurant Nautica. The dinner was a private event intended to present a variety of their wines to their business partners. Hosts for the occasion were the owners of the winery, Mr. Lee Anderson, and his wife Penny. Mr. Anderson opened with a welcome to his guests and a special recognition of his hardworking team, without whose efforts the success of the winery would not have been possible.
The dinner began with aperitifs, followed by a presentation of the Sabion Korta Katarina champagne. The director of the winery, Ivo Cibilić, took the opportunity to thank everyone present for their support and collaboration throughout the year.
The guests greatly enjoyed the dinner, which consisted of five courses, including tuna, marinated shrimps, lobster meat, Jacob’s cap scallops served on kale leaves with a parmesan and truffle sauce, a lamb ragu with young beans and a potato and almond stew. The main course was a beef fillet on Roman gnocchi, green beans wrapped in bacon, and lastly glazed carrots and a mushroom sauce. Dessert was a chocolate fantasy that left everyone speechless. Each of the courses was followed by a specific selection of wine from the Korta Katarina winery.
The cold courses were served with an aromatic, fruity white wine – Posip 2016 – while the hot courses were accompanied by a 2016 Rosé. Korta Katarina – a strong but fresh, full body wine is an interesting combination of Plavac Mali with Postup and Zinfandel varieties. The well-known wine Plavac Mali 2012 is characterized by dry prunes aromas, ripe dark fruits, and Mediterranean herbs, and was thus served with the lamb ragu. The Reuben’s Private Reserve 2009 was a dominant red wine, followed, last but not least, by Prosek Korta Katarina that gave a final touch to the magical five-course dinner.
The Korta Katarina vineyards and wineries are located near Orebić on the Pelješac Peninsula. We are expecting, in the near future, the construction of a beautiful, luxurious villa, which will eventually become a part of their family fairytale.