Duro Istriano

Glossy ruby red color, dense and transparent. Intense aromas of red and black berries (blueberries, raspberries, ripe cherries). Refined herbal notes of ferns and green peppers, and spicy notes of red pepper, vanilla and cloves. After opening the bottle, in the glass, decent notes of smoke and aged red meat develop.

red wine
Varietal Composition:
Teran 50 % and Borgonja 50 %
West Istrian vineyards
Mandrijača 30 - 40 m above sea level
Gobovica 40- 50 m above sea level
Skas 40 – 50 m above sea level
Vineyard location:
Southwestern Exposures
Training System:
a single arm Guyot
1,2 - 2,0 kg/vine
Soil type:
Mandrijača; deep terra rossa, sporadic skeletal
Gobovica; deep terra rossa
Skas; deep terra rossa, sporadic skeletal
Direction of grape vine:
North - South
by hand
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks, aging in 225 – 1000 l oak wooden barrels for 12 months, and then in a bottle for 6 - 12 months.
13,0 - 14,0 vol %
Total acidity:
5,50 – 7,50 g/l
Residual sugar:
2,0 - 4,0 g/l
Serving temperature:
16 - 18 °C
Aging potential:
7 – 10 years
Foos Pairing:
Great choice with tuna steak and all grilled meat.