Grape-growing and winemaking have long been the economic mainstay of generations of families in Istria. Traditionally passed down from father to son, vineyards were cultivated and worked by hand, often with little or no mechanisation, well into the mid-twentieth century. Established in 1850, Franc Arman Vineyards and Winery, headed today by Franc and Oliver Arman, continues the family tradition and core values set out by founding father Edoardo, while taking the art and science of winemaking to new levels.
Produced from only the finest grapes based on controlled cluster selectivity methods, this wine is aged for twelve months in oak “barrique“ barrels. It has a characteristic ruby-red colour and noble, wild berry aroma tinged with vanilla. The taste is full-bodied, robust and dry.
Franc Arman is well known for his excellent Teran, a quintisential dry red wine from Istria, made from indiginous grapes. The wine bottle ages beautifully. The Teran vines grow in ‘rust’ red terra rossa soil over a layer of limestone rock on a slightly elevated plain at 250m above sea level on the south side of the Mirna Valley. This has a distinct bearing on the taste of this red wine.
Food pairing: meat and game, prosciutto, cheese and trufﬂe dishes.
|Serving temp.||18 ºC|