Winery: Korenika & Moskon (Demeter, vegan)
Date of establishment: 1984
Location: Izola, Istria, Primorska
Winemaker: In 1984, Miran Korenika and Ignac Moskon decided to revive the Slovenian wine tradition by establishing their own, eponymous winery. They started bottling wine here under their own name in 1990. Nowadays the winery is run by Miran’s son, Matej Korenika. The vineyard’s unique hillside location overlooking the sea and the salt pans of Secovlje creates a unique selection of wines. Korenika & Moskon applies the prestigious Demeter guidelines, both in the vineyard and in the cellar, meaning their biodynamic wines are made with respect for the environment and animal welfare.
Type: Dry red · 100% refosk · 15.5% alcohol
Vinification: Maceration (contact with the skins) for 28 days, fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by 7 years ageing in French barriques.
Tasting notes: Deep, intense red wine with purple hues. Aromas of ripe blue and red fruit, chocolate and notes of coffee, leather, thyme, wood and brushwood. A powerful, mellow but balanced wine with a sturdy finish and plenty of acidity that is surprisingly fresh on the nose.
Food pairing: Great with rack of hare and all kinds of flavourful game dishes and stews.