The winemaker Coronica Moreno is among the first to successfully establish a culture of Malvasia aged in new oak and showed that the Istrian Malvasia can provide a very powerful and rich wine.
Wine is typically a mineral with a slight nuance of vanilla and elderflower.
The taste is rich, almost buttery with lovely almond aftertaste.
This is a smooth wine, with perfectly rounded texture, full of elegance and balance.
Food pairing: Fish, baked in oven. Veal.
|Grape variety||Malvasia Istriana|
|Serving temp.||12-14 ºC|
Moreno Coronica started with wines in 1992. His family has lived in the village of Koreniki long enough for it to carry the old spelling of their sur name.
Today he lives in his family home with his wife children and father who still prefers to speak in Italian. Moreno’s interpretation of Istrian terroir differs greatly from that of his contemporaries, yet more classic examples of the indigenous Malvasia Istriana and red Teran cannot be found. He is dismissive of wines that boast of flavors foreign to Istria, like tropical fruits, as for the ‘market’. To quote Moreno, “wine must taste like wine”.
He professes a faith in the terroir of Istria and its indigenous varieties and strives to develop his own ability to interpret them. It is interesting than that he is also a proponent of technology in the winery. Most of all because Coronica wines don’t feel "fashioned".