How to taste Teran

by  |  22-08-2014

I want to love Teran, really I do, but I don’t even know what to call it at this point. The wines bearing this name had been made in Istria, Croatia for some time, but as joining the EU got closer, Slovenia pulled the rug out from under those using the name of the grape. Essentially what happened was the same thing that happened in Spain with the grape Carignan or the non-French name of Cariñena/Carinyena. There happens to be a Spanish denomination of origin called DO Cariñena and they blocked the use of the name of the grape, Cariñena for wines despite the fact that nearly no Cariñena is grown in DO Cariñena and the French could still use Carignan. Confused? Well, it the same problem with Slovenia and Croatia. The Slovenes have registered “Teran” as a Protected Designation of Origin for their wines from the Kras Plateau despite […]
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