Caldierosso Benvenuti Croatian wine

Winery - Benvenuti

Grape: Red cuvee
Wine type: Red wines
Bottle size: 0.75 L
Country: Croatia
Region: Istria and Primorije

Caldierosso is a red blend composed of Teran, Merlot, Temperanillo and Nebbiolo. Teran and Nebbiolo add freshness and tannins to this unique and powerful wine, Temperanillo gives it density and its dark color, while Merlot brings together everything into an ideal blend creating a subtle softness. Each variety is harvested and vinified separately. The harvest is followed by a 10-day maceration process, wine blending and finally the aging period, during which the wine matures in large wooden barrels for about a year. Caldierosso is a wine with a pronounced fruitiness, dominated by aromas of violets, strawberries, raspberries, ripe dark fruit, developing into a spicy aroma similar to oregano. Although this is a wine with a strong structure, it is very drinkable and soft in the mouth. The first edition of Cadierossa (from the 2015 harvest) won the silver award at the Decanter.

15.00 € 9.90 €

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.