Vinarija Kozlović

TERAN 2011.

  • Grape variety: teran
  • Category: dry
  • Vineyard area: West istria
  • Vineyard: Žmergo
  • Age of vineyard: 25 years
  • Altitude of vineyard: 240 m
  • Position of vineyard: south
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual selection of grapes,
    fermentation, pressing
  • Aging: wooden barrels 32 hl, barrique, inox
  • Alcohol by volume: 13,9 % vol
  • Total acidity: 5,7 g/l
  • Residual sugar: 3,0 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75 l
  • Serving temperature: 16 °C

Winemaker`s notes:

The deep, dark red colour with elements of violet and ruby red combined with layers of diferent scents and flavours takes you on a very special journey. Aromas are intensively layered from herbal elements, combined with tomato leaves intertwined with tones of black currant, sour cherry, and traces of cedar to a soft hint of spices such as pepper and tobacco. The flavour is a perfect blend of bold, rich flavours and fruity spicy freshness. With the intensity and complexity of flavour it is best compared to a good Graves or other red wines of Bordeaux but with specificaly pleasant pepper and sour cherry undertones uniquely represents it`s Istrian origin. You are left with a smoky mocca flavour on your palate for a while after taking a sip which makes you craving for more.

Combining with food:

Teran is ideally served with lasagne with minced meat, pasta with tomato sauces and meat balls or grilled pork.

Aging potential:

best from now to 2017


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