Vineyard location and characteristics: The position of Terre Rosse near the village of Petrovija in the vicinity of the city of Umag is home the Istrian red soil where two genetically very close, yet different varieties of Teran and Refosco are grown. Both varieties have a high percentage of acids and antioxidants, thus allowing for fresh, invigorating and long-lasting wines.
Vinification and maturing: Alcohol fermentation begins at the temperature of 25 to 28 ºC for 15 to 20 days. The malolactic fermentation and the maturation period take place in stainless steel barrels over the course of 18 months, after which the wine is coupaged and after another 2 months sent to bottling. Finally, bottled wines are matured and balanced for another 6 months.
Color: Dark ruby
Bouquet: Ripe Maraska cherries, cocoa, cinnamon, green tea, mint
Taste: Lively freshness, Maraska cherry fruitiness, piquant with aromas of black pepper, exceptionally smooth
Gastronomic recommendation: Cured meat products, salami, prosciutto ham, homemade game sausage, pancetta, meat dishes with chestnuts and mushrooms, baked pumpkin dishes, Istrian minestrone with sausages