La Vanda – Malvazija 2016
Short description: A rather warm malvazia, which will find its target crowd of lovers in macerated and/or warm wine drinkers.
The wine is already of a very intense golden color, which indicates the prolonged contact of the must with the berries. The aroma is more discreet at first but slowly opens. In general, it takes a while and also a degree more to show the wine in the right light. Grape ripeness is detected on the nose, with the aromas of dried flowers, honey, overripe citrus fruits, wood and dried herbs. There is also a slight animal note (after smoked meat) in the background. In the mouth, the wine is dry, full bodied, quite warm and with medium acidity. It also feels similar to the nose, especially overripe tropical fruits, dried flowers and wood. But there is also some bitterness as a result of the high maturity of the grapes. The departure is quite long, warm and somewhat missing. You can also feel some tannins, which are completely soft.
Matching with food: A wine that is definitely very suitable for pairing with food. It is best suited to foods rich in oriental spices, and care should be taken to ensure that spices are not hot.
Aging potential: The wine is already ready for drinking, but it is very likely that in the bottle it will still develop a little.
Short description: Very good refosco, which definitely has a nozzle for further development. The excellent vintage for red wines has provided optimum maturity and slightly lower acids, so the wine already works in a balanced way. Highly recommended to all refosco fans.
The wine is a sort of dark ruby color with a youthful purple hue. The aroma is medium, very pleasant and still quite youthful. Dark forest fruits (blueberries, blackcurrants and blackberries) predominate, with notes of violets, wood and dark chocolate. In the mouth, the wine is dry, medium-bodied and with a pronounced varietal acid that gives the wine a backbone. Mouth sensations are repeated, dark forest fruits and cherries are most felt, violets, a gentle note of wood and dark chocolate are found in the background. The tannins are nicely ripe, velvety and need some more time to soften. The departure is medium length, refreshing and very nice.
Matching with food: This refosco would go well with traditional Slovenian winter food, such as Szeged goulash, jota, sauerkraut, etc. It would also support grilled pork; eg: čevapčiči, sausages, neck, etc.
Aging potential: We can drink the wine right now, but it could be left in the cellar for 3-5 years as it will continue to develop.
Short description: Good refosco with a more pronounced varietal acid that certainly hasn’t said its last words.
The wine is a sort of dark ruby color that shows no signs of age. The aroma is already more developed, but there is still plenty of fruit. Ripe dark forest fruits (blackberries and blueberries) and dark chocolate predominate, with a gentle note of wood and a little coffee in the background. In the mouth, the wine is dry, medium-bodied and with a pronounced (varietal) acid that still holds up well despite the age of the wine. Fruity notes dominate the mouth, there are fewer secondary and tertiary notes. The dark forest fruits that dominate the nose are accompanied by cherries. The tannins are still a little rough but soften. The departure is medium-long and thoroughly cleans the oral cavity.
Ujemanje s hrano: This refosco would go well with traditional Slovenian winter food, such as Szeged goulash, jota, sauerkraut, etc. It would also support grilled pork; eg: čevapčiči, sausages, neck, etc.
Potencial za staranje: The wine is ready to drink now, but has enough fruit to last for at least three more years. The development has not yet been fully completed.
Short description:An atypical and interesting rose that will find its lovers among those wine lovers who are not convinced by the modern style of wines of this color and who prefer stronger wines.
The wine is quite intense red in color; the result of ripe strawberries already so dark refosco. It takes some time and a degree more to show up in the right light. Just like color, the sensations on the nose suggest that it is not a normal or modern rosé. Red forest fruits (raspberries and cherries) predominate, with a very gentle note of wood and some sweet vanilla notes in the background. In the mouth, the wine is dry, bold and well-balanced in alcohol. The acid is more pronounced and gives a sufficient degree of freshness. The perception of red fruits (especially raspberries and cherries) is repeated, and wood is more present. The departure is quite long and cleans the mouth nicely. Some soft tannins are also felt.
Matching with food: Unlike modern roses, this rose can be offered to a wider selection of dishes. Suggested pairing it with poultry, cured meats and also a richly coated pizza.
Aging potential: The wine is drinkable right now, but it can wait another year in the bottle.
Drink untill 2020.
Viktorija (bio zvrst) 2015
Short description: An extremely pleasing and beautifully balanced red genre in which cabernet sauvginon and refosco are perfectly matched.
The wine is an intense dark ruby color with red hues. The aroma is more discreet but beautiful and rich. In the foreground are dark forest fruits (blueberries and blackberries) and dark chocolate, with wood, smoke and meat (venison) in the background. In the mouth, the wine is dry, fairly full bodied and with medium acidity. The wine is very well balanced. We taste the same aromas as we feel on the nose. Dark forest fruits prevail, followed by gentle notes of wood and dark chocolate in the background. The tannins are velvety and just right to give the wine an extra measure of structure. The departure is medium length and cleans the mouth nicely.
Matching with food: This genre would be best captured with veal or beef dishes; for example: with veal roast, veal ribs or grilled beefsteak.
Aging potential: The wine is suitable for drinking right now and will not gain much in the bottle.
Drink untill 2020.
Short description: Krepak in poln istrski cabernet sauvignon, ki je zaradi živahnih kislin presenetljivo lepo piten. Prav lep.
Vino je temno rubinaste barve z mladostnimi odtenki. Aroma je izražena, vabljiva in globoka. V ospredju najdemo temne gozdne sadeže (predvsem borovnice), višnje in pikantno noto (črni poper), takoj zatem je vonjati čokolado in tudi nekaj suhega cvetja. Iz ozadja prihajajo tudi zaznave po lesu, celo dimu. V ustih je vino suho, gosto, precej polnega telesa in z izraženo ter živahno kislino, ki daje vinu pitnost in dobro uravnoteži visoko stopnjo alkohola. Okušamo enake arome, kot jih čutimo na nosu. Prednjačijo temni gozdni sadeži in črni poper, v ozadju jih spremljajo še nežna nota lesa in temna čokolada. Tanini so žametni in čvrsti. Potrebujejo še nekaj časa, da se bodo nek
In our cellar we produce only still wines of the refosco, malmsey, cabernet, rose and Victoria varieties. All our wines have been matured for at least two years in wooden barrels. Only in exceptional harvests do we produce a modest amount of macerated malvasia with the traditional Istrian method of prolonged canning of mash.
The acknowledgments received and commendable responses pay off our effort and encourage our work and confirm that we are on the right track.