2017 Kozlovic Teran
100% Teran (aka Terrano) from Northern Istria, Croatia. The area, much like the rest of Istria, Croatia, is made up of gently rolling hills with what the Istrians like to call “Terra Bianca,” or “White Soil” – a combination of flysch, limestone, and white clay. Grapes were hand-harvested, de-stemmed, macerated for 15 days and naturally fermented in stainless steel tanks and partially in oak barrels. Matured in stainless steel (inox) tanks and large 5,000L oak barrels for 12 months. Bottled unfiltered.
Vibrant, fun, lively, but also a luscious Teran with a great mouth-feel! Juicy and friendly acidity, paired with herbs, black tea, sour red cherries, slight balsamic notes, a superb tannin structure, a wonderful inky-ness and inviting dark berry fruit components!
This wine will pair nicely with lasagna with minced meat, pasta with tomato sauces, meat balls in sauces, grilled pork, cured of smoke meats, aged smoked cheeses, rabbit, venison, hearty stews (goulash!), red meat roasts, grilled panini sandwiches, and a (strictly) brick-oven pizza.