The Teran grape, or Terrano as it is called in Italy, belongs to the Refosco family of grapes. Refosco is one of the world's oldest grape families, and Teran is no exception. Within this family, the Teran grape was found to have adapted specifically to the Terra Rossa soils of the Istrian Peninsula. Here, iron-rich clay-based soils work to maintain acidity while developing high levels of ripeness. The resulting wines show Refosco's characteristic black berry aromas with a hint of amaro and eucalyptus. When macerated for a short period, this grape can make beautifully-nuanced rosé wines, but when macerated fully, it makes for a lusciously rich, food-friendly red wine.