Under the name of Grabar there is a pure Cabernet Sauvignon “hiding” in nurtured sleek wood with a lot of elegance that would eventually with time just have to increase.
Significant mineral wine with lots of fruit (blackcurrant, blackberry and cherry), a strong body and velvety tannins.
Winemaker Coronica called the previous cabernet sauvignon small “Grabar” because he was not satisfied with the quality of the grapes.
That is worthy of the highest compliments. Wine of a small serie, capable of further development, which confirms the hypothesis that Istria could be the country of red wines.
A wine that can not be found on the shelves of stores.
Food pairing:In addition to steak and pasta rich with spicy sauces.
|Grape variety||Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot|
|Serving temp.||18-20 ºC|
Moreno Coronica started with wines in 1992. His family has lived in the village of Koreniki long enough for it to carry the old spelling of their sur name.
Today he lives in his family home with his wife children and father who still prefers to speak in Italian. Moreno’s interpretation of Istrian terroir differs greatly from that of his contemporaries, yet more classic examples of the indigenous Malvasia Istriana and red Teran cannot be found. He is dismissive of wines that boast of flavors foreign to Istria, like tropical fruits, as for the ‘market’. To quote Moreno, “wine must taste like wine”.
He professes a faith in the terroir of Istria and its indigenous varieties and strives to develop his own ability to interpret them. It is interesting than that he is also a proponent of technology in the winery. Most of all because Coronica wines don’t feel "fashioned".