The Terrano, also known by the names "Karst Terrano" or “Istrian Terrano", is a native vine belonging to the family of Refosco. The origin of the name is probably linked to the characteristics of the wine made from it, with a strong flavor and intense color. It’s considered a symbol of wine growing regions of the Karst. The Terrano wine is a typical example of a product with a local audience.
The pleasant "freshness" that its natural acidity gives it makes it an ideal companion for snacks of local meats and cheeses or main dishes of minced pork and seasoned with spices.
HODÌ derives its name from "on hodi" that in Slovenian it means "he walks", because our Terrano is a tireless explorer of new combinations.
VARIETY: Terrano (from Refosco dal Peduncolo Verde) natove variety of Carso zone
CLIMATE: Mediterranean with continental influences
SOIL TYPE: Marl and limestone, clay mixed with red earth; soil is rich in magnesium and iron
DISTRICT: San Dorligo della Valle - Dolina - Trieste - Italy
EXPOSURE: South west
YEAR OF PLANTING: 1975, 1999
HARVEST: Manual harvesting end of September
PRODUCTION: 3.000 bottles a year
AGEING POTENTIAL: 3/5 years
ALCOHOL: 12 % vol
WINEMAKING: Despite the late harvest carried out by hand, the acidity of the must results rather pronounced. After a cold maceration, this wine carries out the whole fermentation, the malolactic fermentation and the final finning in stainless steel tanks; then it assumes the characteristics of the typical terrano with a clear acidity yet not intrusive
APPEARANCE: Intense ruby red with a purplish reflex
NOSE: Open and spicy. The second nose reveals a good aromatic intensity and a fruity vein (blackberry). Very rich, structured and intense, with evident notes of mature berries, leather and toasted coffee
PALATE: The palate is clean and fresh with a pepper note of medium structure. On the first taste, it results slightly acid and tannic according to the typical terrano of our zone; nevertheless our winemaking style makes it extremely pleasant with a clear minerality, a good acidity, a well-balanced body and an elegant and soft closure. The equilibriums among body, acidity and tannins makes this wine a very interesting and pleasant glass. Ideally served with raw meat
PAIRING: It goes well with dishes of the country tradition, like cold cuts and cheeses, meat dishes, pork in particular