Corona Grande

Winery - Benvenuti

Wine type: Dessert wines
Bottle size: 0.375 L
Country: Croatia
Region: Istria and Primorije

Corona grande, our sweet base wine, comes from the vineyards of the same name, located at a specific microlocation 350 m above sea level, with a southeast-facing orientation. The soil is sandy, composed of clay and "bjankuco". We added a small percentage of aromatic Ulovina, an almost forgotten indigenous Istrian variety, to the blends of Istrian Malvasia and Muscat. Grapes for this wine are harvested at a later date and dried for two months. Corona Grande 2015 is a harmonious wine, adorned with aromas of acacia honey, raisins and a retro honey flavor. Corona Grande won the gold award in the white wine blends category on the 2018 Vinistra exhibition and the silver award (with the 2015 harvest edition) on the IWC London 2017.

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About Winery

The story of the Benvenuti winery is a story of family, tradition and terroir. We are situated in the quiet Istrian village of Kaldir, overlooking nearby Motovun, where we grow three grape varieties - Malvasia Istriana, Teran and Muscat. Throughout history, these varieties have been giving the best results in Istria and it is therefore our intention to use the advantages of this unique territory sustainably, with gratitude for being a small part of it. Family values and tradition are the key "condiments" of Benvenuti wines. They are the foundation upon which we produce our wines which in their grape variety reflect the abundance of our vineyards, located on several specific micro-locations. One of these, San Salvatore, is the heart of our varieties. The terraced configuration and the white soil, along with the micro-climate, give the grapes character which translates to very mineral, fresh wines, fully expressive of the characteristics of the varieties. These characteristics are expressed in all of our wines, from basic to aged Malvasias, fresh and harmonious Terans, through to intensive and pleasantly acidic sweet wines.