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The Istrski rubin Collection

The Istrski rubin Club brings together members with a sophisticated attitude towards wine, who respect the grapevines, and the soil of Slovene Istria, who cherish the know-how and tradition of Vinakoper, and who appreciate the precision of the oenologist’s perception of wine.

Merlot 2006

It bears a dominating appearance, due to its clearness and highlighted terracotta-coloured shades and depth. This wine is milder, with pleasant velvety tannins, which are pleasing to the palate, and combines strawberry, plum, and fruitcake fragrances with a marmelade-like finish. The exceptional foundation, which is maturation in wooden containers, is becoming more and more refined - resulting in the wine’s increasingly distinct structure and character, as well as a long-lasting and aromatic finish. The wine is soft and rich, and is becoming increasingly esteemed. The maturing period of this wine lasts 10 years.

Shiraz 2008

It boasts a dominating presence due to its clearness and profoundly expressed depth, a rich purple colour, with a touch of gentle brownish shades. Its well-defined aroma, reminiscent of over-ripe grapes, is intensely fresh and highlights the wine’s timelessness. Its bouquet contains a hint of stewed plums, liqueur, and spices, which admirably complement the wine’s elegance and maturity, and its pleasingly distinct structure. The exceptional foundation, which is maturation in wooden containers, is becoming more and more refined - resulting in the wine’s increasingly distinct structure and character, as well as a long-lasting and complex finish. The wine is silky, velvet-like, and mild; it is nearly perfect. The maturing period of this wine lasts 10 years.

Cabernet sauvignon 2009

Colour-wise, the wine is extremely rich. It has a deep ruby colour, while softer violet shades will become visible towards the rim of the glass. Its fragrance includes rich aromas of ripe dark berries, sour cherry liqueur, liquorice, coffee, raw cacao, spices, forest undergrowth, and wood. Its scent is extremely complex, though possesses a rich and ripe fruity aroma, warmth, and spicy sweetness. The aroma is fully developed through the process of decanting. In short, the fragrance is more than persistent, and is reflected in the wine’s structure and taste. The taste is rich, full, mild, warm, and sweet. The structure of the wine provides endless pleasures due to its fruity and sophisticated tannins, which we will surely hear more of in the future. This wine possesses a combination of excellence only characteristic of the most renowned red wines, and is becoming more impeccable every year. The maturing period of this wine lasts 10 years.

Refosco 2011

Colour-wise, the wine boasts a deep, dark ruby colour with scarlet shades. The intense fruity aromas of ripe blueberries, cherries, dry plums and blackberries are complemented by notes of white pepper, chocolate, vanilla and the sweet smell of burnt oak wood. The pleasant softness complemented by the gentle lactic acid develops into a full and long-lasting taste. The rich structure, sophisticated tannins and spicy finish provide an excellent base for its long career as a prestigious ruby. Ability to age: over 10 years.

Red Cuvee 2011

A harmony of red varieties which boast with sumptuousness in our vineyards. A quartet composed of magnificent Cabernet Sauvignon, noble Merlot, spicy Shiraz and hearty Refosco creates a well-played symphony of aromas and tastes in the glass. The prestigiously attractive ruby colour and the sophisticated scent of ripe blueberries, black currant, blackberries and dark chocolate, spiced up by green pepper, evoke flavours of ripe, dark berries, velvety tannins with a rich finish. Surrender to the pleasure of the Istrian Ruby symphony. Ability to age: over 10 years.

Malvazija 2012

The exuberant Malvazija opens up a new chapter in the Istrian Rubies collection. This wonderful white variety reflects the thousand-year tradition, pride and tenacity of our vintners and oenologists. It is proud and elegant, full of sun and mysteries.
Wrapped up in gold it displays aromas reminiscent of dried fruit, citrus, toasted almonds, vanilla, acacia flower and sweet anise. The palate is greeted by delightful and ripe acidity, exceptional minerality, a smooth and full texture, with a sophisticated finish befitting a queen of white wines.
Aging potential. 10 years and more

Merlot 2013

A new tile in the mosaic of the Istrian Rubies collection stands in front of us. Merlot, a variety that surprises with its suppleness, ripe fruitiness and nice tannins, reveals its sumptuousness with the exquisite ruby colour. Aromas of dark berries, dried plums, smoke, vanilla, toasted hazelnuts, tobacco, liquorice and violets dominate this incredibly complex red.
The rich flavour and silky smoothness give way to the ripe fruitiness of sour cherry and blackberry, followed by notes of liquorice, dried plums, wood and sweet tannins.
Aging potential. 10 years and more