Teran is one of those grape varieties that you should think in the local context and with the culinary tradition of Istria: with Prosciutto and Goulash, Jota (the stew) and Musetto (the cooking sausage), with the Osmiza (this year), the bora (the wind ) and winter in the karst. In itself, Teran would be lost a little. Teran needs atmosphere and well -founded culinary support. If you manage to give it to him, you will not only start to understand it slowly, you will be able to enjoy him. Teran has immense energy and a gripping, lively acidity. Its color is so dark that he was the panacea against anemia in the karst for a long time. With a good portion of oenological aids, you could rob him of your corners and edges and make it socio -compatible. But that would also rob him of his character, his identity and his spirits.
Branko and Vasja Čotar do not rinse softly. Never. Not with the mash -fore versions of their white grapes and certainly not with their two teran interpretations.
The classic (silence) teran is fermented on the shells in open wooden tubs for 10 days and then ends up in 1500 liters of wooden barrels for 4 years before it is filled unfiltered.
Vasja Čotars describes his teran as nervous and very typical. In addition, there are flavors that stretch an arch through the karst and suggest herbs, stones, berries and the sea. Wind -stored and kindly describes his body better than elegant and muscular. Together with fat sausages, the nervousness turns in peace and serenity.
Grape variety: Teran
Vineyard: Terra Rossa, approx. 100 meters near the seam, 7000 sticks on the hectare
reading: By hand
Fermentation: spontaneous | Wild yeast, 10-day Meischegarung in 2000 liters of open wooden tubs
expansion: 48 months in 1500 liters of wooden barrels,
Alcohol content: 11.5% vol
Closure: Natural corks
Drinking temperature: 16-18 ° C
Perfect drinking maturity: From now on - 2035 or longer
Content and price per liter:0.75 l/(€ 36.12/l)
Maxim: All winemakers listed at Vinonudo work in their vineyards with compost, organic fertilizer and natural preparations and do without the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilizers.