THE CARSO


"The Carso is stone shaped by time
From the eroded limestone rock
comes the small amount of read soil
The seeds of the plants that migrate
from East to West, carried by the wind,
have left their mark
in this narrow strip of land
nestled between the sea and the hills
Here man used what he was given
able to cultivate the stone
His animals grazed in every corner
After living on barren and inhospitable land
the green returned
protected, loved, enjoyed

 

THE WINEMAKER

The Carso is my land. It represents who I am, what I do and how I think.

The Carso is life and work.

I believe in tradition and the calling of the earth. I produce wines naturally, according the concept of "vini veri" or real wines.


Benjamin Zidarich

THE CELLAR

The new wine cellar was officially inaugurated on March 7, 2009. Dug deep into the rock underneath our vineyards and built using local resources, the cellar is 20 meters (65 feet) deep with a total of five floors.
The entire wine production process takes place inside different areas the cellar, from vinification to aging to tasting: the aging room was built with stone ceilings, while the tasting room and terrace on the ground floor boast incredible views of the nearby vineyards, as well as the distant sea.
The cellar, designed by architect Paolo Meng, took almost eight years to build, most which is underground, and covers atotal of 1,200 square meters (13,000 square feet).

 

THE WINES

VITOVSKA

Classical line

A local white wine that we believe in quite a bit. The varietal is proving to be increasingly interesting with the quality improving form year to year. Vitovska has always been produced in the Carso, the vines hiding in the folds of the land over centuries of farming culture.

MALVASIA

Classical line

An ancient Greek varietal that was imported to nearby Istria and later brought to the Carso and surrounding areas. It is now considered a local variety and its quality continues to improve with each vintage.

PRULKE

Classical line

A blend of vitovska, malvasia e sauvignon blanc, this wine mirrors the land. Its name comes from where the grapes grown, an area located directly below Prepotto, the small hamlet where the winery is located.

TERAN-TERRANO

Classical line

A red grape varietal native to the Carso that traditionally was cultivated only in a small area. Thanks to the soil in which it is grown (terrano means read earth), the microclimate and the altitude, the wine is quite unique. Our terrano is released two years after harvest.

RUJE

Zidarich collection

A blend of merlot and terrano from the Carso, this wine is one of Benjamin's passion projects. Its name comes from historical area in which the grapes are grown.

VITOVSKA COLLECTION

Zidarich collection

Produced only in exceptional vintages. In June 2011, after five years from the harvest, Zidarich V was released.
Vitovska collection 2006 is the best possible expression of vitovska. 1,300 bottles aged in a single 10 hectoliter barrel for four years.

Martina

Zidarich collection

Martina, passed wine - bottles from 0.375 - sweet wine

LEHTE

Zidarich collection

TERRANO R.

Zidarich collection

Red ROZ

Green

ZI-DA

Green

EVENING WITH THE PRODUCER ZIDARICH

16 OF DECEMBER 2021

Tasting of Zidarich wines on 16th of December  at 20.00 at Pep's Fish House.

 

 

Reservation required at 040362603 or 3914057028.

DINNER WITH THE PRODUCER

25th OF NOVEMBER 2021

Dinner with tasting of Zidarich wines at Eataly in Trieste at 20:00.

Booking through the Eataly website or by calling 3401936713.

STORIE DI VINO - dinner with the wine producers Zidarich and Mascarello

27th of october 2021

At the Battaglino Restaurant in Bra (CN) the Piedmontese dinner will be held with tasting of Vitovska Zidarich and Bartolo Mascarello's Barolo.

For information and reservations call 0172412509.

Dinner with Zidarich wine tasting

22nd of October 2021

Dinner with wine tasting Zidarich at 19:30 in Udine at L' Alimentare.

For information and reservations call 0432/1503727.

SOLO VINI 2020

23rd March 2020

Monday 23rd March 2020 wine tasting at villa Castelletti in Signa, near Firenze.

Open from 10:00 to 18:30.
 
 

DINNER WITH ZIDARICH WINES

12th March 2020

Dinner with Zidarich wines at the Osteria del 32 in Spilamberto (MO), in Via Obici 32, 
from 20:00, Thursday 12th March 2020. For info: www.osteriadel32.it

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