It is interesting as well as impressive how the wines from this winemaker have managed to position themselves very highly on the Croatian scene in a very short time. In this review we will not analyze in detail why this happened, but we will definitely state the main reason, and that’s the constant quality of the wine. Although they have red wines in their offer, so far we only reviewed the whites – we simply couldn’t get away from them, because we were absolutely thrilled with their attractive and smooth nature. But since the colder days are just around the corner, we believe that the reds will soon get their turn.
Sauvignon as well as Chardonnay appear in many different incarnations around the world – from the light, fresh and grassy green, all the way to the strong and wood supported ones that are sometimes difficult to link with the variety in any other way but the aroma. Luckily for us and many other wine lovers, most Sauvignons are produced using the style that relies on vinification in stainless steel, with the goal of preserving primary aromas and penetrating freshness.
The rich golden yellow hue seems very effective combined with crystal clarity. On the edges of the glass you can notice wine’s pronounced consistency through “stretching” of lazy alcoholic tears. The wine is very aromatic, clear and precise, with dominating aromas of fresh tropical fruits and lavish floral aromas.
The wine is firm, with a “fat” structure and a stronger, hot body (hotness appears as a consequence of high 13.9 percent of alcohol by volume) that does not stand out significantly at any moment from the entire wine complex. It is very dry (definitely a property we admire) but the finish seemed a bit to dry to our palate. The honey flavor and even texture (to a degree that it is possible to compare the texture of wine and honey) are present from the beginning to the end of the sip. If this was the first Galic’s harvest we tasted, we would have probably complained about the lack of penetrating, vibrant and crispy acidity that many people adore in the finest of sauvignons. However, concerning the clear profile through the harvest, we can conclude that it is simply such a style of wine and that we should let go and enjoy the content of the glass.
This Sauvignon could best be described as a combination of fragrant freshness and airiness, and strength and smoothness in the mouth. Despite being hot in terms of alcohol, it manages to be excellently refreshing.
Best paired with:
spelt and aromatic herbs polenta with chicken breasts in a sauce of wine, lemon and sage, white fish and seafood, artichokes, smoked salmon salad
around 80 kuna