Corona Grande, our sweet wine from namesake vineyards positioned toward the south-west at a specific micro-location 350 metres in altitude. The soil is sandy, composed of clay and "bjankuco".
The Malvasia Istriana and Muscat cuvée was added a small percentage of the aromatic Ulovina, an almost forgotten indigenous Istrian variety. The grapes for this wine are picked later in the year and dried for two months. Corona Grande 2011 is harmonious, with aromas of acacia honey, raisins and a honeyed retro flavour.
Food pairing: Excellent with cookies and Italian Gorgonzola or other aromatic cheese.
|Grape variety||75% Malvasia Istriana, 15% Muscat, 10% Ulovina|
|Residual sugar||sweet (145 g/l)|
|Serving temp.||10-14 ºC|
The story of the Benvenuti winery is a story of family, tradition and terroir. Situated in the quiet Istrian village of Kaldir, overlooking nearby Motovun, where they grow three grape varieties - Malvasia Istriana, Teran and Muscat. Throughout history, these varieties have been giving the best results in Istria.
Family values and tradition are the key "condiments" of Benvenuti wines. They are the foundation upon which they produce wines which in their grape variety reflect the abundance of vineyards, located on several specific micro-locations. One of these, San Salvatore, is the heart of their varieties. The terraced configuration and the white soil, along with the micro-climate, give the grapes character which translates to very mineral, fresh wines, fully expressive of the characteristics of the varieties.
The results of their focus on micro-locations and indigenous varieties - along with honest, hard work - are wines that are recognised by consumers, critics and peers alike.