Teran wine from Croatia in brief:
- Ripe full taste with sun-ripened fruit and pleasant tannins
- Aromatic and flavorful profile reminiscent of Mediterranean fruits such as plums and berries
- Multiple awards won worldwide
- Perfectly balanced and elegant wine with a specific character that reflects its origin
- Ideal with spicy dishes, cheese, meats, game dishes and fatty screw
- A real Croatian grape variety
- Grapes are picked by hand
Teran grape out Istria
De Teran wine from Croatia should not be confused with the Italian Terrano wine. Teran grape is a real authentic indigenous grape variety (variety) originating from the Croatian peninsula Istria. Teran is mainly found in the west of Istria. It is a late ripening variety and grows in large clusters with tightly packed berries. The berries of the Teran grapes have a thick skin and a deep ruby red color.
Teran is a native Istrian wine. Until recently it was only considered an adopted breed, more specifically a subspecies of the Italian Refosco, which is incorrect. Recently published DNA analyzes have finally pinpointed the differences between these two similar varieties.
In Croatia the Teran especially in Istria, where it is the main red grape. It grows on both Terre Rosse (red ferrous soil) and Terre Bianche (white calcareous soil). Croatians usually make full and robust wines from this grape with shades ranging from ruby red to purple. The unique characteristics of these wines are noticeable acidity and a slight astringency that gives an interesting sensation in the mouth.
The aroma is typically spicy, with notes such as pepper and cloves. Due to its high content of polyphenols (mainly tannins and anthocyanins) it is also said to be good for health, if drunk in moderation.
Properties of Croatian Teran wine
The main features of Teran as a race its a high acidity, sometimes more than 10 g/l and a high percentage of antociens, giving it a fine, dark ruby red color with purple hues, and a fairly rich extract depending on yield and position. The bouquet of Teran is very specific and easily recognizable.
It is usually reminiscent of ripe blackberries with an abundance of vegetal undertones, such as ferns and sometimes bell peppers, and also a smell of fresh flesh, when still young. In recent decades it has slowly lagged behind the more elaborate French varieties, such as Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon en Merlot. In comparison: the quality used to be less.
When it was first introduced to the market, it had a history as a rather sour wine with a refreshing character but without any pretentious ambitions. Fortunately, the situation has changed somewhat in recent years, thanks to the fact that the leading Istrian wine producers have managed to produce remarkable wines that surpass the majority of the leading international counterparts.
taste of Teran wine out Istria
The main factors were a reduction in annual yields, harvesting at the most appropriate time and the aging process in barrique barrels. The acidity is such that they do not cause bitterness in the mouth, although there is a pleasant residue, with the color changing from ruby red to a deeper shade, thanks to higher extracts and alcohol, making for a more round and full-bodied wine.
Sophisticated tannins add stress to the character. Ultimately, the wine has an excellent ripening perspective; currently it is a known fact that 10 years contin. A bright and lively wine with great potential for aging improvement.
Teran wines are best drunk at a temperature of 18 degrees Celsius and taste delicious with game dishes such as red meat in combination with truffles and pasta dishes with truffles or dried hams. In addition, some cheese products from Croatian producers are ripened in Teran-wines. All in all, this grape's abundant flavor properties and many culinary uses make it a great addition to any vinophile collection.
Combine with eten
Teran-wines are best enjoyed at 18 degrees Celsius and go perfectly with game dishes, red meat with truffles, pasta with truffle and cured hams. There will also be cheese produced in Croatia that is matured in Teran.
A fragile grape
De vine needs a lot of sun, but little water. It is a grape that is sensitive to too much sun, which can cause it to burn. Too much moisture in the air is also not good for the grape, which can cause this grape to go gray schimmel (Botrytis) are attacked.
Before phylloxera struck in the early 20th century, Teran spread over a considerably larger area than at present. Nowadays we only find it in Istria and in smaller quantities in Slovenia and Italy, while in the past it included the coastal area and all Kvarner islands.