Variety: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Teran
Type: Dry red, vegan
Region:, Istria, Croatia
Best served: 18 °C
Pairing: red meat, steak, game, matured cheeses
Ageing potential: long (2032) Read more
Santa Lucia Cuvée Noir is the top line from winery Kozlović. Wine that matures 18 months in barrique and 6 in stainless steal vats, plus 24 months in bottle before released to the market.
St. Lucia Noir is a sort of »super Istrian«, produced from local (Teran) and international (Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon) grapes growing in Kozlović's Santa Lucia vineyard.
The colour is very deep ruby red, quite an expected feature from a Cabernet and Teran blend. It is intense on the nose, opulent, showing plenty of ripeness and warm climate black and red fruits, far from any over-ripeness or jammy notes. Quite spicy, with touch of roasted coffee beans, oak and liquorice. It is dry on the palate, with good level of acidities, full bodied, with lovely velvety texture and plenty of ripe grippy tannins. Intense and fierce, concentrated and multidimensional showing clear quality of Bordeaux varieties. Nicely crafted and sophisticated.
Pair with: steak, game, matured cheese.
Best serve: 18 °C