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.

More about Teran in Slovenein Englishin Italian.

Lupinc wine cellar. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Lupinc wines. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Kante vineyard. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

At the Kante wine cellar. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Kante wine cellar. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Kante's sparkling wine KK. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Tasting of Kante's sparkling wine KK. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Čotar wine cellar. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Čotar wine cellar. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

At the Čotar wine cellar. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Group photo at the Čotar winery (third and forth from right: Branko and Vasja Čotar). Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

The old tram. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

At the old tram - on the right Violeta and Uroš Mencinger, on the left Andreja Lajh. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

At the old tram - Veit Heinichen and his stories about Trieste. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

View from the old tram. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Another wonderful view from the old tram. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

The old tram. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

At the old tram: on the right Violeta and Uroš Mencinger, on the left Andreja lajh. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Dinner at Piazza della Borsa - the legendary Claudio Donat. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Dinner at Piazza della Borsa. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Dinner at Piazza della Borsa. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Dinner at Piazza della Borsa: Speech of Sandi Škerk. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

Dinner at Piazza della Borsa: Aurora Endrici presenting one of the chefs. Photo by Bruno Gaberšek

 

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