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Teran Livio Benvenuti 2019



Teran Livio Benvenuti 2019

Teran Livio Benvenuti is the essence of the Motovun terroir, a wine created by careful blending of wines from multiple positions, all with the aim of preserving qualitative continuity and authentic style expression characteristic of Motovun terrans from year to year. It is the successor of the former Anno Domini line and the key red wine of our winery. For it, grapes are separated from our best vineyards, waiting for ideal ripeness and after vinification it is aged for several years, partly in wooden barrels, partly in bottles. When it arrives on the market, Teran Livio Benvenuti is generally a well-rounded, full-bodied wine, with a lively acid backbone, collector's value and potential for many years of storage.


18 °C

24,10 EUR (181,58 HRK)

Technical data:

Assortment and ratio: Teran 100%
Vineyard area: Istria, Motovun
Vineyard name: Santa Elisabetta, Divjaki, Šubijent
Ground type: Flysch (Santa Elisabetta i Šubijent), combination of clay and flysch (Divjaki)
Vineyard age: Divjaki and Šubijent planted between 1962 and 1964, Santa Elisabetta in 2003
Altitude: From 190 m Divjaki, 300 m Šubijent, 330 m Santa Elisabetta
Yields: 4,5 tons per hectare
Harvest type: By hand
Vinification: 20 to 30 days of maceration with fermentation on wild yeast at the temperature of 23 to 27 °C in stainless steel
Maturation: 2 years, 90% in 2,500-litre oak barrel and 10% in 500- and 225-litre oak barrel
Maturation in the bottle: 6 months
Analytical data: Alcohol 13,5%, total acidity 6.,4 g, residual sugar 2,0 g, pH 3,69

Year: 2019

The year 2019 was marked by a slightly later start of the vegetation cycle, followed by lushness and fruitfulness, and a slightly later harvest. Climatically, it was quite a challenging year, with a lot of rain in the early phase of the growing season, in February and March, followed by dry and warm April, and partly rainy May and June. July and August were normally warm with occasional rains, and the key period occurred in the final stage of ripening in the form of a dry and warm harvest period, that is throughout September and the first half of October. Therefore, full maturity came later, so the harvest date was moved to the middle of October.


A good example of the classical elegance of the Motovun vineyards. Deeper and opaque ruby red color with a hint of violet. A layered aroma, of ripe cherries and prunes, mixed with juicy forest fruits and admixtures of spicy notes originating from oak. The taste is equally layered, with depth, firm tannins, solid concentration, with moderate acids and with a lot of lively fruitiness on the palate. The finish is characterized by a solid tannic frame, a pleasantly spicy finish and ripe terana grapes on the aftertaste. It is a teran of a more elegant type, medium to full bodied, a great balance between freshness and warmth, a more complex character, a very long duration and with the potential for additional maturation in the bottle. Intended for pairing with ambitious dishes and haute cuisine.

Gastronomic recommendation:

Dry aged steaks and other types of aged steaks sprinkled with coarse salt and drizzled with olive oil. It will also accompany pieces of meat in richer sauces such as ossobuco and other similar dishes.

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