Korenika & MoskonBiodynamic winery in the Primorje region of Slovenia. Contact Tina Kotrle or her husband Matej. I tasted five wines from this estate in early 2018 and overall found them vibrant, with salty acidity and no signs of over-extraction in the reds (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018).

Owner | Mr Matej Korenika and his wife Tina Kotrle.

Organic certification | 2013 First vintage with full organic certification. | 2015 First vintage with full Demeter Biodynamic certification.

Vineyard area | 2015 25 hectares (61.7 acres). In the Koper AC of the Primorje region (Istrian Slovenia).

Vineyard sites

Bankina Vineyard | Low, almost at sea level, in the Sečovlje valley. South-facing. Malvasia Bianca planted in 1956.

Kalcinar Vineyard | On a flat peninsula surrounded by the Adriatic. Pinot Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc.

Kortinca Vineyard | Over 7 hectares (17.3 acres) in size. First planted in 1952 and 1954. Malvasia for white wine, Refosco and Cabernet Sauvignon for red. Steep, hard to work slopes facing south-east and south-west overlooking the Dragonja river.

Paderno Vineyard | Only 0.6 miles (I kilometre) from the Adriatic. Moscato Giallo and Malvasia Bianca. The vineyard are near the Adriatic sea, overlooking the salt pans in Sečovlje.

White wines

Malvasia | 2013 Young vines in the Paderno vineyard (see above). Very aromatic, spicy, like Gewurztraminer (Millésime Bio 2015). | 2016 Young vines. 48 hours on skins. Fermented in stainless steel. Ful MLF. Lovely salty yellow fruit (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018).

Moscato Giallo

Paderno | Malvasia Bianca.

Pinot Grigio

Simfonya Bianco | Pinot Blanc. Aged in barrique.

Sulne | Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Malvasia.

Tris | 2015 Did full MLF. Pricke of carbon dioxide. Lovely yellow fruit (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018). | 2017 4 days on skins. 80% Pinot Blanc, 12% Malvasia, 8% Sauvignon Blanc. The latter ‘adds smoky notes’, Matej Korenika told me. Smoky and salty (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018).

Red wines

Bis | 2016 80% Merlot, 20% Pinot Noir. Fermented in stainless steel. Bit of undissolved carbon dioxide. Bright red cherry fruit (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018).

Breg | Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Refosco.

Cabernet Sauvignon

Kortinca From Refosco grown in the Kortinca vineyard.

Pinot nero | Pinot Noir.

Refosk (Refosko) | 2013 15 days on skins. Very very berry, a little too jammy (Millésime Bio 2015). | 2016 Primary, sticky berries, tertiary notes too, nice weight, salty acidity (Demeter Austria tasting, 2018).

Simfonya Rosso | Cabernet Sauvignon.

Special wines

Extrakt, Moscato Bianco Passito

Contact

Korenika & Moskon

Korte 115/c, 6310 Izola, Slovenia

Tel+386 564.21049

www.korenikamoskon.si