Coronica winery is a family, boutique winery located in the village Koreniki in Istria. Their story is one of generations, of tradition and of the terroir. Today in hands of Moreno Coronica and his wife Suzana, the winery has been in family's hands for over hundred years.
"We make wine in the vineyard, twelve months a year, where the quality of our lives at the same time depends on the quality of our vines. Nurturing wine in the cellar is the climax and the closure of a one-year cycle. In this way, our lives intertwine with the fruits of our land. But no one has a Carte Blanche for this red soil! What we do have is an enormous responsibility to understand the messages it sends us and to treat it with respect." - Coronica
Koreniki landscape is known for it's red soil with white calcareous stone, the influence of the sea as well as the dense forest with ancient oak trees and rich fauna. Perfect combination for the production of premium Istrian wines made of Istrian Malvazija and Teran.
Moreno Coronica is a highly valued Croatian winemaker, known for firmly believing that Teran can be great on its own, without the need to be blended. He's been working hard on achieving that too and it's great to be able to say that his Gran Teran has just proven that.
The philosophy of Coronica's wine productions lies on the following principles:
The harvest begins after a thorough tasting of the grapes. Destemming and crushing are followed by fermentation and maceration, the duration of which depends on the extraction of polyphenols and aromas. The malolactic fermentation generally takes place after the alcoholic fermentation.
The Malvasia grapes reach optimal maturity just a few days before becoming overripe. This means that they have to be picked at the right moment to ensure the right amount of sugar, malic acid and polyphenols in the must. The wine achieves harmony in the process of vinification with the help of modern technology and the least possible use of sulphites.