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Refosco Wine

Slovenian Istria got its name after this variety, namely, the Region of Refosco, and, as early as 300 years ago, the famous Bishop of Koper dubbed it as the royal wine.   It is an indigenous wine variety of North-Western Istria that is characterized by an intense ruby-like colour and vivid purple shades and its rich, fresh, and exquisite aroma will undoubtedly enrich a wide range of dishes. Refosco is one of the three premium-quality wines  in the world with the highest content of antioxidants, as well as other salubrious substances. All of these characteristics are embodied in its name: Re (del) Fosco or the King among red wines. The variety is cultivated at the majority of Vinakoper's locations.  Vinakoper winery dedicates special attention to this variety. Several products are available to wine lovers: a top-quality traditionally-produced Refosco, quality Refosco, or sweet Refosco, Refosco Rex Fuscus, and the prestigious product lines of Capris and Capo d’Istria.
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Malvasia

Supposedly, this white Istrian variety with an exquisite bouquet and a rich aroma, which is considered traditional and is becoming increasingly popular, was brought to our region from the Peloponnesus in the 13th century.  Malvasia vine produces high yields on flysch soil and  is present at most of Vinakoper's locations, it is most common in the coastal areas near Škocjan, Debeli Rtič, and Sečovlje. Fresh top-quality Malvasia is bottled in spring after harvest, while the Capo d’Istria product line is matured in barriques a year and a half after the harvest.  It is also available as a quality wine or late harvest wine.
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Yellow Muscato

Throughout the world, Muscato wines are becoming increasingly popular, and include a wide assortment of varieties, from extremely dry, produced in the Loire Valley (Muscadet), to those with a high alcohol content, produced in Southern France.  In Slovenia, this wine grape variety thrives in the Purissima area. Muscato wine is sold in two high-quality varietal lines, the aperitif wine (dry) Yellow Muscato, and as the dessert wine Sweet Muscato, as well as the Noble White, which is part of the Capris product line. 
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Merlot

In the Bordeaux area, Cabernet Sauvignon is cultivated on one side of the river, and Merlot on the other.  In comparison to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot variety yields more rounded wines with milder tannins.  Generally, Merlot in Slovenia was introduced before Cabernet Sauvignon, and has therefore been cultivated for longer period of time.  It is primarily cultivated at the Purissima and Debeli Rtič locations.  Merlot is available as a quality wine, or as part of the Capris and Capo d’Istria product lines.
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Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is present all over the world, though the quality of Bordeaux, where it has been cultivated for centuries, remains unrivalled.  Vinakoper has one of the longest traditions in cultivating  Cabernet Sauvignon in Slovenia: t has been produced since 1955. In recent years especially, our results have been enviable. It is primarily cultivated at the coastal locations near Debeli Rtič, Purissima, and Hrvatini, as it responds well to the vicinity of the sea.  At higher elevations, notably at the Labor location, Cabernet Sauvignon is infused with a strong character, which screams of Istria. Cabernet Sauvignon is available (along with the regularly bottled product line) as part of the prestigious Capo d’Istria product line from vintages 1998 onwards, or as part of the gastronomic Capris product line, along with Shiraz, from vintages 1999 onwards.
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Shiraz

Australia introduced itself to the oenology community through Syrah, or Shiraz, as it is known locally, a miraculous red wine, which combined elegance, lightness, thickness which in the mouth gives the feeling it could be chewed, and in addition, it possesses a fruity aroma and a spicy flavour.  Today, Syrah is well known throughout the world, while the prices of the traditional version, produced in the Rhone Valley, have tripled.  At Vinekoper, Debeli Rtič was selected as the site for the trial planting of this variety.  It is available as a varietal wine of premium quality, in the gastronomic Capris product line of the same quality as our Cabernet Sauvignon, and also holds a place in the prestigious Capo d’Istria product line.
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