REGION – KARST
"It is difficult to find a wine that has so much earth in it. This land means Karst soil, meaning its weight, its thirst, its fertility, signifies the impression of its soul in a glass of wine "
WINE REGION - KARST
The wine-growing region of Karst is 600 hectares part of the Slovenian wine-growing region of Primorska.
Limestone plateau that stretches between the Gulf of Trieste and the Vipava Valley, and between the Soča Valley and Brkini.
SOIL AND CLIMATE
The main characteristic of the Karst is the soil, formed from calcareous sediments – “terra rossa”.
A fertile red soil, which is a result of high levels of iron oxides and minerals. The Karst wine-growing region lies entirely on hard carbonate soil or limestone
The climate characteristics of the Karst are influenced by the influence of the Mediterranean and continental climates. The essential phenomenon of this area is also the cold northern wind, called the bora.
When we are talking about the ˝Kras˝, we are also talking about our most recognizable varieties Kraški teran and Vitovska grganja.
Teran is an autochthonous red wine made from vine refosco. Because of the specific floor and climatic conditions, the ˝Kraški Teran˝ can be produced only in the Karst wine region.
It is a dry, almost black colour wine, full-bodied, with remarkable fruit flavor and the hints of raspberries, high extract and fullness in harmony.
Vitovska or also known as ˝Vitovska grganja˝ , this variety is found on the Italian and Slovenian Karst and is becoming very fashionable. Its thick berry skin is suitable for longer maceration.
The wine obtained from the Vitovska grape is straw yellow with greenish nuances. This is a dry wine with fruity notes, sour, well-bodied, with a mineral note. Pleasant taste and a pleasantly bitter final.