Living from soil and with it... Living from Istria and with it... Living from wine and with it... These are the three postulates that describe best Moreno Coronica and his understanding of viticulture, terroir and production of premium wine.
Coronica pays greatest attention to Istrian Malvasia and Teran, of which – depending on the method of production – he offers to the market fresh, extremely favourable or aged and complex wines.
Coronica fresh Malvasia wines have been best described by Moreno himself: “They are like a summer downpour, which is refreshing when it's unbearably hot outside.” They are distinguished by their elegant and gentle aromas, with especially striking citrus notes as well as salinity and minerality that match shrimps, seafood, fish, and other dishes of the Istrian cuisine.
Aged Malvasia wines have a stronger body and are creamier and can last for years, however, they remain fresh and retain the herbal-and-fruity aromas that are the characteristics of young wines. Gran Malvasia of the 2016 vintage won a bronze medal at this year's Decanter. This great wine is well paired with special dishes like pasta with salted roe of the seabream and sea urchins.
With Teran, Moreno had a difficult start – first, he had to patiently explain to his father and neighbours why he reduced the yield in order to increase quality, and then, the first harvest did not go to the market because the wine was – too strong by the standards of the time. Teran did not go well in marketing terms either because it had long had the reputation of sourish red wine whose only advantage was its ability to quickly quench thirst.
Today, largely thanks to persistent Moreno Coronica, Teran wines are known in the world as grand, complex and powerful red wines with great aging potential. The most recent confirmation came this year from London where Gran Teran from 2015 was awarded gold Decanter – and the wine is just about to start reaching its peak! With a strong body and moderately strong tannins, with great freshness, as well as maturity, and because of the emphasised aroma of cherries and berries and forest fruits, it nicely matches aromatic meat dishes like beef steak with truffles, venison or grilled tuna fish.
Grabar is a red blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot, which are mixed in proportions that depend on the characteristics of a particular vintage, and afterwards wine is aged in oak barrels. This elegant wine with flavours of black fruits such as blackberry, black currant and sour cherry, with a full body and pleasant, silky tannins, matches juicy steaks and pasta with spicy sauces.
In addition to still wines, Coronica started producing sparkling wine with Malvasia as the base. With its intriguing name, CO Due, it links the CO winery brand and the bubbles.
CO Due is fresh sparkling wine incorporating a character of serious wine and it is disgorged after 36 months of aging in bottle.
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