Gran Teran 2007, Coronica, Istria, Croatia (in magnum) | Britt’s Wine of the Month

The family Coronica came from Friuli in Italy when Istria was still a part of Austria-Hungary. The 20 hectare plot around the winery is now meticulously looked after by Moreno Coronica. The vineyards are organic and he only needs to add some organic fertilizer to keep the soil porous. He grows only local grapes, the white malvazija and the red teran and he places great importance in getting a good freshness in the wines.

Teran is a grape that can be a bit rough and this Gran Teran 2007 is a brilliant example of the advantage of allowing teran wines to age a few years in the bottle.  Now it is smooth without having lost the structure and the fruit is still fresh. The wine has spent some time in oak and now feels very balanced.

Moreno Coronica of Coronica winery in Istria, Croatia

Moreno Coronica of Coronica winery in Istria, Croatia, copyright BKWine Photography

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