Teranum at Trieste and Karst
Karst is a territory of the strong natures. The “burja/bora” wind blows away the earth and so strong rocks are often more visible then the rare but precious red earth – terra rossa. So is also with people. The history of Karsic people is history of fights for survival, which made people strong and wise. Strong character is not typical just for the Karsic people but also for the Karsic wines, between which Teran/Terrano is the one which with it’s dark red colour and the distinctive flavour expresses the best the territory where it was born.
The Consortium of Teran wines has this month organised in Trieste a wonderful four-days event (the first day was dedicated to journalists, the other three days instead were open for public) with 25 producers of Teran wine from Italy and Slovenia who offered to the guests their best Teran wines. Beside the wines local producers offered also Prosciutto del Carso, typical local cheese, honey, olive oil and other delicacies.
The day for the journalists was even more special – it included visit at some of the winemakers (our group visited Matej Lupinc, Edi Kante and Branko and Vasja Čotar), caffe at the legendary Vatta at Villa Opicina, a ride with the oldest tram from Villa Opicina to Trieste, guided tasting of some of the best Teran wines at Piazza della Borsa, with presence of the wine makers, and last but not least – a dinner prepared by some of the best local chefs with some wonderful Teran wines).
Big thanks to all the team who organized this wonderful event: winemakers – Ferfoglia, Bajta, Kovač, Lupinc, Milič, Skerlj, Zidarich, Grgič, Castello di Rubbia, Kocjančič, Parovel, Škerk, Kante, Bole, Castelvecchio, Colja, Renčel, Čotar, Lisjak, Škerlj, Štoka, Orel, Rebula, Širca – Kodrič; Consortium of Teran wines under guidance of Sandi Škerk and Benjamin Zidarich; Aurora Endrici and Anuška Smotlak who took care of the journalists and the chefs from Karst who were spoiling us with their plates.
Some of the moments are captured in the gallery bellow. Thank you Bruno Gaberšek for the photos.