Croatian wine

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Istrian wine is nowadays another unique symbol that truly defines the Istrian identity. There are various types of wines that reflect the diversity of climate and soil on which they are grown. Nevertheless, the most famous sort of Croatian wine is the Istrian Malvasia. Apart from Malvasia, in the area Northern Istria you can enjoy the great tastes of Teran, Muscat, Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon. In addition, a wine tour is also an adventure through the landscapes and pricturesque hills of Istria that you shouldn’t miss out on. When you travel the wine roads of the Umag-Novigrad region, you are setting out on an adventure through indigenous Istria, its landscapes and picturesque hills. While in search of wine cellars, you will come across secluded rural estates and a perfect blend of countryside life and modern trends. Each season adorns the vineyards with a new image; each harvest creates new champions.

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Malvasia, the absolute queen of the Istrian wine cellars

Istrian Malvasia is described by connoisseurs as a full, rounded and harmonious wine of a specific flavour reminiscent of the smell of acacia flowers, while in the ripe wine you can taste a hint of bitter almond interwoven with a floral and fruity aroma. Picturesque Brtonigla is the place of origin of the premium quality wines of this variety celebrated by a special annual festival.

Best Istrian wines paired with delicious Istrian cuisine

Best Istrian wines
Wine and food have always been a good match: one without the other, just doesn't feel right. For that reason we have selected Some of Istria's best wines to be paired with some of the region's most delicious specialities. All you have to do is come down to Istria and enjoy them – both. Degrassi Malvazija Bomarchese 2010 - this fruity Malvasia with a dominant taste of green apples and tender white flower notes goes great together with sea shells, oysters with a drop of extra virgin olive oil, fish and white meats. Degrassi Terre Bianche ...

Wine Day in north-western Istria

The ideal date for a trip to the north-western Istria is the Day of Open Wine Cellars that has been traditionally held in the last summer in May throughout the world. On that day, the wine makers open the gates of their realms wide open, and, from the morning until the evening, offer the best they have from their ...
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Wine roads of the Buje area

Istria’s wine roads lead to the very heart of the Istrian way of life, which has cultivated a special link with wines and vines since time immemorial. In many ways, the contemporary story of Istria and wine originated in the peninsula’s northwestern region, where new ideas began to emerge some 15 years ago. Those ...
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Istrian Malvasia Wine festival

The 27th edition of the Festival of Istrian Malvazija has begun last Friday, 17 June 2011 with the evaluation of the wines. The evaluation took place in the future museum of wine and rural creativity in Brtonigla, led by Ph.D. Mario Staver, president of evaluating commission of Vinistra. The basis of this year's ...
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Muškat Momjanski - A star among Istrian wines

Muškat Momjanski (Momjan Muscat) is perhaps the most splendid wine brand of the Umag-Novigrad region. For centuries, this special variety of white muscat has provided a delicacy that guarantees an authentic experience for the palate of any wine lover. It is appreciated beyond the boundaries of Istria as well. As far ...
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Excellent rates for Kozlović from the British wine critics

Momiano winemaker Gianfranco Kozlović added more recognitions to his already impressive collection - a reputable group of British wine critics proclaimed his cellar the best wine cellar among one hundred it visited in Croatia over the last year. On that occasion, Kozlović's Istrian Malvasia Santa Lucia from 2008, ...
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Robert Parker on Istrian wines

Robert Parker is a name that sets global trends on the wine market and decides the fate of many a wine. So, in 2010 when this leading wine reviewer cast his gaze on Croatian wines for the first time, a lot of people held their breaths. Even though Croatian vintners have made their name in many European countries, they ...
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Teran - Istrian wine of the mighty

The first mention of Teran wine dates back to the fourteenth century, when it was served in ceramic bottles to imperial emissaries. Until some one hundred years ago, it was the most widespread variety in Istria. is a wine with character, strength, persistency and slightly higher acidity. Typically the wine of Istrian ...
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Producers

  • Cossetto Marijan Buje
  • Cuj Umag
  • Kozlović Franko Buje
  • Degrassi Moreno Savudrija

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