Marko Geržinić, a young and gifted Istrian winemaker, is gaining increasing attention with his red wines aged exclusively in stainless steel. Our favorites are Geržinić Teran 2008 and Geržinić Syrah 2009. The first has the typical Teran aroma of violets and raspberries, great acidic backbone, minerality is felt already in the nose, powerful in the mouth. Syrah is more enjoyable for general public, simple and jovial, more floral than fruity. In the summer, when the temperatures rise above 30 °C, enjoy these reds slightly chilled (13-14 °C) with grilled meat or oily fish (sardines, tuna, mackerel) from the wood-fired barbecue.
Don’t miss his whites, Istrian Malvasia and Chardonnay, marked with pronounced minerality which pairs greatly with all the seafood you can imagine. His half-dry Muscat will play well both as an aperitif or an after-dinner drink. Tip: before you taste his wines, try Marko’s excellent extra virgin olive oil, which has been winning awards in the last few years. You’ll be able to drink more and stay sober. No need to worry about police patrols on the way back home :)