Veralda winery is owned by the family Visintin of Verteneglio, Istria. Their winery is named after the territory on which vineyards and wine estate rest. High quality wines come from grapes growing on the sunny hills of Buje. The soil is white, which is known for producing grand cru wines.
They are focused on valorizing and respecting the unique characteristics of Istria's indigenous varietals of wine grapes. Veralda family winery is one of the largest wineries in Istria, with 33 hectares of vineyards, producing top quality, grand cru wines. What makes Veralda unique is innovation through hard work and research. One beautiful example is Refosco. They took this indigenous red varietal and created an award-winning wine that has changed local perceptions of this special grape and quickly inspired other leading winemakers to craft their own wines made from this grape.
Istrian is made from an indigenous Istrian variety, the Refosco. It's colour is intense and deep red with violet hints. On nose it shows very strong expression and character with smell reminiscent of raspberries in combination with tobacco leaves and touch of dark chocolate. On the plate is full bodied, complex with optimal expression of round and velvety tannins with juicy finish.
DWWA 2016 Platinum Best in Show
The Best Red Single Varietal at Decanter World Wine Awards 2016
Food pairing: with wild game. It is especially good with ham such as Istarski pršut and aged cheese..