Istria will present itself as a wine region for the first time at Prowein, one of the world's largest wine fairs, which takes place in Düsseldorf from March 19 to 21.
Among the wine producers from 60 countries, there will be 13 famous wineries from Istria: Agrolaguna, Damjanić wines, Medea winery, Fakin, Meneghetti winery, Pervino, Cattunar, ROSSI winery & distillery, Bertoša wines, Kozlović winery, Benvenuti, Matošević wines and Franković winery.
Prominent Istrian winemakers will be exhibiting as part of Vinistra, the association of winegrowers and winemakers of Istria, at an independent stand in hall 12, where they will present themselves alongside countries such as Portugal, Hungary and Georgia.
"It is extremely important for us to present ourselves at the only international wine fair that monitors the entire world wine market. We are particularly interested in the fact that it is held in Germany, the most important tourism market for Croatia and Istria, which is one of the most popular destinations in the Mediterranean. With an emphasis on top wines and the Istrian wine tradition, we will primarily present our indigenous varieties - Malvasia Istriana and Teran," said Luka Rossi, president of Vinistra.
By presenting it at the Prowein fair in Düsseldorf, Vinistra will tell the world the story of a small wine region with exceptional wines, and Istria will further strengthen the status of a recognizable brand not only on the world tourism market, but also on the wine market.
Have you already tasted Malvasia Istriana and Teran?
Malvasia Istriana and Teran are award-winning indigenous Istrian varieties already recognized by wine lovers around the world. Although there are varieties with the same name in the world, Malvasia Istriana is an indigenous variety of white wine with a tradition that is more than 400 years old. This is a full and harmonious wine with refined fruit and flower aromas, deep golden to pale yellow in colour. The second flagship of Istrian winemakers - Teran is a robust red wine with a full flavour, strong character, distinct acidity and aroma of forest fruits.
Prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles in May in Istria
A dynamic and challenging year lies ahead for Istrian winemakers within the Vinistra association. This May, Vinistra is organizing the 29th edition of the leading regional wine fair of the same name in the city of Poreč, and from May 11th to May 14th, Vinistra will host the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles competition in the section of still red and white wines, to which producers register more than 10,000 wines which will be tasted and evaluated by more than 350 experts from 50 countries around the world.
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