Cotar’s family vineyards are located in western Kras, in the Slovenian village of Gorjansko, so close to the sea that you can see over the Gulf of Trieste from the vineyards. On their 7 hectares they have planted native varieties that have been grown in this soil for centuries, notably Teran (the local name for Refosco) and Malvasija (Malvasia Istriana), but also some Sauvignon Blanc, Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot. The soils in the Kras/Carso area are unique: a very thin layer of topsoil of “Red Earth”, a derivative of limestone with a lot of iron, covers deep solid limestone formations derived from fossilized sea life. No herbicides or pesticides have been used for the past 20 years.
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