Family Radovan has a long tradition of producing wines. The knowledge about enology has been passed from one generation on to another. Franko Radovan is part of the new movement of Istrian enologists. By cultivating old vines, he has the vision of embracing tradition with modern cellar management; all with the final goal of producing wines with true aromas and taste of Istrian terroir.
At Istrian peninsula, small place Radovani in the surrounding of Višnjan is the home of characteristic and old traditional houses with high stone walls and powerful iron gates which dates far back in history and have the purpose to save the animals within the estate from thieves. Radovani is close to the Adriatic sea, on the Istrian characteristic soil terra rossa, surrounded by vineyards, fields, and oak woods. At the meadows surrounding the vineyards, you can find medicinal plants and Istrian traditional delicacy plant asparagus.
One of the biggest authorities in the wine business, Oz Clark, has stated that Istrian terroir is the most ideal soil for Merlot after the famous Saint Emilion. Radovan Merlot has the richness of aromas: fresh berry fruits, fine chocolate, leather, carob and cocoa beans. At the palate, there are distinctive richness and impressive concentration which are rounded by mature tannins and sweetness of the fruits at the long aftertaste.