Vinarija Kozlović

MEDITERAN 2018

  • Grape variety: Teran
  • Category : red aromatized Teran wine
    with the addition of acacia honey
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyrd: Zmergo
  • Age of vineyard: 27 years
  • Altitude of vineyard: 200 m
  • Position of vineyrd: south
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested : by hand
  • Alcohol by volume: 16,0 %vol
  • Total acidity: 5,4 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 142 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,5 l
  • Serving temperatire: 8 °C

Winemaker's note

The name is a word play in Croatian language. “Med-i-teran” would translate as honey-and-Teran (indigenous grape variety). But it has even wider meaning - Adriatic coast of Istria is part of Mediterranean sea called Mediteran in Croatian. Wine is quite pronounced on the nose, displaying wild herbs, dried black fruits, liquorice and honey as well, but quite subtle and nicely integrated. Good sweetness on the palate, medium to full bodied. Alcohol levels are lower than in previous edition. Low in tannins with moderate to high acidity levels. There is a gentle and welcoming bitterness on the palate very much in the style of bitters. Honey on the palate is more exposed then on the nose, reminiscent of gingerbread which stays long in the aftertaste. Quite a wild drink, alike Teran as a variety is, but tamed and balanced at the same time with honey.

Combining with food:

Possessing sweetness, bitterness and black fruits character it will match nicely with chocolate-based deserts or fruit salads based on blueberries, bitter-cherries and other fresh black fruits.

Aging potential:

Already at its peak, but will stay as such for at least five more years. Best to drink until 2025.

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