A pace-setting blend of Merlot and Syrah, this award-winning premium wine demonstrates just what is possible with vines in the terra rossa soil of Western Istria, even in a hot summer, blessed as they are by cooling coastal breezes. Mixed berry fruits on the palate, with a hint of pepper and a kiss of oak, plus its silky, lingering finish, explain why these grapes can work together – in the right place. Castello fans choose it as an ideal partner for serious beef dishes from carpaccio to steak tartare, as well as the finest truffles of an Istrian banquet.

Awards

Vintage 2011

Emozioni dal mondo 2013: Merlot e Cabernet insieme; GOLD
Monde selection 2013, Bruxelles; GOLD

Vintage 2009

Vinistra 2012, Poreč; GOLD
Bacchus 2012, Madrid – SILVER
Finger Lakes Wine Competition 2012, USA ; BRONZE
Vinagora 2011, Mađarska; CHAMPION OF THE COUNTRY
International Wine Challenge 2011, London; SILVER
Vinalies Internationales 2011, Paris; SILVER