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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 · 14% alcohol

Vinification: Cold maceration (contact with the skins) for 5 days and fermentation for 7 days (native yeasts) with contact with the skins in stainless steel tanks. Malolactic conversion with native bacteria, followed by 12 months ageing in stainless steel tanks. No fining or filtering.

Tasting notes: Dark, deep red wine with purple hues. Aromas of blackberry and blueberry. Impressions of pepper, thyme and brushwood. A balanced finish that packs a punch.

Food pairing: Excellent with game, stews and (dry-aged) flavourful red meat.

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