Central Istrian wine tour
Be among the first to taste wines coming from the picturesque terroir surrounding the Lake Butoniga, wines that wine conoisseurs still have to discover. You’ll taste crisp, outstandingly mineral and complex wines that are brave and original like the people who make them. The whites here are mostly made from Istrian Malvasia, indigenous white variety whose subtle aromatics spiced up with flinty accents will seduce everyone. Teran, another old Istrian variety, produces a dark red wine, earthy and mineral already in the nose, feral and lip-smacking acidity that lingers long in the finish. It is a wine with a particular character that either like or hate it if you taste it straight.
However, taste Teran with traditional Istrian dishes and I am sure you’ll fell in love in this red that has nothing to do with most of red wines you have ever tried. We’ll check this out during our lunch in one small family tavern in the area. Here you will also learn the basics of pairing local food with the wines we tasted.
This adventurous tour is for curious wine enthusiasts seeking for new palate stimuli but also for those who love scenic landscapes, tamed hills and tranquility of countryside.