Kabola Wine Estate
What would grandfather Markezic, who worked and created here at this land the long time ago, say today? It's hard to say, but if we indulge in our imagination just for a moment and go back in the past, we will see his cellar, old dusty barrels, his hardworking boskarin (Istrian indigenous ox) and him ... proud and happy that this land awarded his efforts and endowed him with good wine. Through his life as a peasant, he passed on to Kobola family all the values that are leading them to the future.
This is the strength that encouraged this family to stand firm and continue to produce wine by investing lots of efforts and maintaining respect for tradition.
Kobola Wine Estate is situated in the northwest of the Istrian peninsula, on 275 m above the sea level, with the view of the Alps and Dolomites on one side and the lush greenery of intact nature and a beautiful sea panorama on the other. Their vineyards are located on a hill Stancija in the vicinity of their winery at Kanedolo near Momjan. The soil consists mainly of clay and is rich in marl, giving the wines their special characteristics.
Through their hard work in vineyards, Kobola family obtain grapes which are a reflection of the region and climate. Without good grapes, there are no great wines. This means that the preparation of a good wine starts in the vineyard. Therefore this family pays great attention to the vine, looking at every detail, watching it carefully like a baby.
They transform grapes and pour them into glasses, revealing the goodness and magic of the Momjan region, captured in the drops of Kabola wines.
Wine demands the freshness of the underground, it desires peace. In the cellar, the wine is crafted in order to obtain wanted features. Through shorter or longer maceration in oak barrels and amphoras, their grapes gain particular features and this is how Kobola labels are born: Istrian Malvasia, Malvasia Unica, Amphora Malvasia, Momjan Muscat, Sparkling wine RE, Teran, Merlot, Cabernet.
The wine produced in amphoras is the crown of their work. Nature and earth have endowed greatly this place so that Istrian Malvasia could gain a new dimension. Through prolonged fermentation in amphoras and aging of the wine without removal of grape skins Malvasia has shown its noble features. The grapes are born from the land and bestow their own juices to the land in order to turn them into wine.
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