In a nutshell: Crunchy, minerally and fresh Croatian red.
The lowdown: Made with the native Teran grape grown on south facing vineyards with an altiude of 240 metres above sea level in Istria in the north of Croatia. This is a wonderfully refreshing light to medium bodied red with bright red fruits, a bit of sour cherry and some earthy notes.
When to drink: A bright and vibrant wine it'll work really well slightly chilled and is perfect for a lunchtime barbecue.
The Kozlovic family have been making wine in the Istrian region of Croatia since 1904. Their modern winery is near the town of Buje at northern end of the Istrian penisula close up to the border with Slovenia. In terms of character the region has many similarities with the nearby Italian region of Friuli and the wines, food and people have a real connection with their neighbours.
The winery is run by Gianfranco and Antonella Kozlovic and they currently cultivate 25 hectares of vineyards planted with a mix of indigenous and international varieties. All harvesting is done by hand. In 2012 they opened a new winery in their spectacular location where they're keen to welcome visitors. Gianfranco is a perfectionist and he is constantly striving to improve his wine. He takes a modern approach to winemaking and produces seriously good wines.