Istria

Caroline Gilby MW reported that over 10 million tourists a year now visit Croatia. No wonder. The place is a picturesque, holidaymaker’s dream with over 6,000km of Adriatic coastline bathed in a warm Mediterranean climate. It is a sun-seeker’s paradise! The Istrian peninsula, to the north-west of the country, stretches in Slovenia and north-east Italy, and it is home to two of Croatia’s finest grapes: Teran and Malvasija Istarska (malvasia Istriana).

Teran is indigenous to neighbouring Slovenia where its protected but allowed to grow across the Istrian peninsula – including in Croatia where it arguably performs best. At its finest, Teran is a medium-full bodied wine with ripe cherry fruit, excellent acidity and a bitter character of black pepper and herbs. It is almost always oak-matured to soften its tannic nature.

Malvasija-Istarska is indigenous to Croatia and regarded as an ancient variety. Today there are over 2000 hectares of Malvasija planted. Styles can range from fragrant, orchard fruit and easy drinking white wines to mouth-watering, tangy and savoury styles. It is one of the most exciting varieties we’ve tasted.

Vina Kozlovic Teran red wine from Istria, Croatia: Buy wine online from Novel Wines

Vina Kozlovic Teran 2016, Croatia

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium bodied, silky 100% Teran from Istria, Croatia. 13.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegans. Vina Kozlovic is a great family winery f...

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Damjanic Borgonja family winery from Croatia

Damjanic Borgonja 2016, Croatia

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Borgonja (Blaufrankisch) from Istria, Croatia. 13.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.  Once believed to be the ...

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Domaine Koquelicot Belaigra Grand Cru Chardonnay from Croatia

Domaine Koquelicot Belaigra Grand Cru 2015, Croatia

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Dry white wine, 75cl. Full and rich 100% Chardonnay from Istria, Croatia. 12.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.  Richly flavoursome white wine with...

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Domaine Koquelicot Nomad Croatian red wine from Istria

Domaine Koquelicot Nomad 2015, Croatia

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Teran blend from Istria, Croatia. 12.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.  Aged for tw...

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Domaine Koquelicot Kontempo Blanc de Blancs NV Zero Dosage

Domaine Koquelicot Kontempo Blanc du Blanc Zero Dose NV, Croatia

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Dry sparkling white wine, 75cl. 100% Chardonnay from Istria, Croatia. 12.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.  Croatian sparkling wine made in the Bl...

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Vina Kozlovic Malvasija Istarska Istria Croatian white wine buy online from Novel Wines

Vina Kozlovic Malvazija-Istarska 2017, Croatia

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Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Malvasija-Istarska from Istria, Croatia. 12.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegans. Gianfranco Kozlovic's excellent ...

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Kabola Organic Malvasija-Istarska Croatian white wine from Istria

Kabola Organic Vrhunsko Malvasija 2016, Croatia

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Dry white wine, 75cl. Medium bodied 100% Malvasija-Istarska from Istria, Croatia. 12.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians. Organic. From the warm, flo...

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Quality Croatian red wine aged in oak Franc Arman Teran Barrique 2012

Franc Arman Teran Barrique 2013, Croatia

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Teran from Istria, Croatia. 13.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.  Ruby red and full bodied with aromas of bla...

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Domaine Koquelicot Cuvee Santa Chiara Chardonnay and Malvasija white wine from Croatia

Domaine Koquelicot Cuvée Santa Chiara 2013, Croatia

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Dry white wine, 75cl. Full bodied Malvasija and Chardonnay blend from Istria, Croatia. 13.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians.  Named after the winem...

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Kabola Organic Vrhunsko Teran 2011 Croatian red wine

Kabola Organic "Vrhunsko" Teran 2015, Croatia

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Medium-full bodied 100% Teran from Istria, Croatia. 14.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians. Organic. Supreme quality organic red ...

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Kabola Organic Amfora Malvasija Orange Wine from Istria, Croatia

Kabola Organic Amfora Malvasija 2009, Croatia

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Dry white wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Malvasija from Istria, Croatia. 12.5% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians. Organic. Naturally-fermented orange w...

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Kabola Amfora Teran Croatian red wine

Kabola Organic Amfora Teran 2015, Croatia

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Dry red wine, 75cl. Full bodied 100% Teran from Istria, Croatia. 14.0% ABV. Suitable for Vegetarians. Organic. Amfora-matured, rare organic red wi...

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