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2007 Dešković “Teran” Teran – autumn in the glass

by Gogo on October 22, 2009

in All wines,EatIstria Vino

Few days ago I found a perfect wine to match with the autumn atmosphere. It is Teran, a red wine from Dešković winery near Grožnjan. Usually, Teran is a rustic wine that has to be consumed with the local food in autumn or winter when the dishes are fatter and of stronger taste. But this wine gives you a bit more. It is full of elegant details that keep your brain captivated, but at the same time it is not ashamed of showing his rough rustic origins. Excellent price-quality ratio.

Its color is violet red, deep and impenetrable, so concentrated that the pigments easily stick to the glass wall. It is slow and consistent in the glass.

When you open the bottle an aroma of bread crust invades your nose but, luckily, it disappears in 5 minutes. Then, as the wine starts to breathe, more subtle aromas are slowly coming to the surface. The nose is complex and of fine quality – red dry flower, blackberry, cyclamens, sottobosco, hay, mushrooms, some pepper and, what I like a lot, subtle earthy notes that remind me of wet clay. In few words, this wine smells like an autumn walk in a deep, dark forest after the rain.

I adore the unfiltered wines

I adore the unfiltered wines

It enters in the mouth vigorously due to its strong acidic backbone, which shifts the wine slightly out of balance to the acidic side. The flavor is intense and in perfect correspondence with aromas felt before, a combination of earth and fruit flavors. Good amount of alcohol and soft tannins are the reasons why the acids do not bother us too much. The finish is deliciously mineral and persistent.

The wine has not been excessively filtered and I like it that way. The unfiltered wines simply have more taste in my opinion. Just be careful when you sip it in the glass.

It pairs well with: local pork sausages; dried pork sirloin (ombolo); beef, chicken or game goulash with istrian pasta (fuži, pljukanci).

Release price: 40 kn (5,50 eur)    Score

Dešković Marko & sons, Winery and agrotourism
Kostanjica 58
HR052429 Grožnjan
tel: +385 52 776 315

cell: +35 91 500 91 11

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{ 4 comments… read them below or add one }

Clem October 22, 2009 at 20:29

You wine poet!


James November 22, 2009 at 23:32

Teran. LOVED the one’s I’ve tasted.


wineandfood4u November 29, 2011 at 23:40

probao ga na festivalu..lijepo vino…pogotovo kad uzmemo cijenu u obzir!


Gogo December 7, 2011 at 16:37

Vjerojatno si probao teran iz 2010? Od nekih ljudi sam čuo da nije baš nešto. Na žalost nisam imao puno vremenapa sam preskakao Istrijane jer njih više manje znam.


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