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Winery Wines

Red wine 2005 Slovenska Istra dry Le Donne, Primorska, Slovenia

Type: Red wine
Quantity: 0.75 l
Alcohol content : 13%
Price: Up to 25.00 €
Bottle closue: Natural cork
Maturing: Large wood
Registration number : #Zar01/05

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Last reviewed: 20 February, 2008

The wine-growing area (Slovenian Istria) in the Primorska wine region in Slovenia extends along the Adriatic coast between the two municipalities of Koper and Piran. The vineyards cover an area of 2,400 hectares. The red wine variety Refošk(Terrano) dominates here, which is why the area is also called "Land of Refošk".

Synonym for the grape variety Terrano; see there.

The red grape variety comes from France. The name is probably derived from the French word for blackbird (merle), because these birds like to nibble on the very sweet berries when fully ripe. However, the name can also be an allusion to the black-blue colouring of the berries similar to that of the bird. There are more than 60 synonyms, which testify the worldwide distribution. The most important are Alicante Noir, Begney, Bigney, Bigney Rouge, Bini, Black Alicante, Blue Merlot, Bordò, Cabernet del Cleto, Crabutet, Crabutet Noir, Crabutet Noir Merlau, Hebigney, Higney, Médoc Noir, Merlau, Merlot Black, Merlot Blue, Merlot Crni,...

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