Today, Kosovec is one of the best local natural wine producers in Croatia. The winery specialises in an indigenous white grape variety typical for Moslavina region in the continental Croatia – Škrlet. Škrlet only grows in the hilly Moslavina region and nowhere else in the world, with a total of only 70 acres.
For decades, it was considered simply as a refreshing summer drink for a budget price, with more or less no real ageing potential. Škrlet wines are becoming more and more popular recently as a few small producers have seriously raised the quality. Then came Ivan Kosovec, who decided to treat Škrlet somewhat differently. He uses organic viticulture, low yields per vine, ripe fruits and a minimalist approach in the cellar. The result are wonderful wines with perfect oxidations, reminiscent of the best French wines from the Loire. In this way, Ivan has revived an extraordinary taste of the past.