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Welcome to Terraneo Merchants, where you’ll find authentic artisan wines, crafted by real people. Wine produced at an industrial scale lacks authenticity and character.  That’s why we source authentic, handmade, small production wines. Terraneo Merchants imports primarily wines which are hand-harvested, dry-farmed, organic or biodynamic farmed, and wild yeast fermented. Minimal intervention in vineyard and wine cellar result in memorable wines worth drinking because life is too short to drink boring wine.

AMBER / ORANGE WINES

Extended skin contact fermentation creates exciting colors, textures and flavors!

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Matic Wines Get the Party Started Amfora

Matic Wines Get the Party Started Amfora

100% Riesling, organic farmed and hand harvested in Slovenia by young winemaker Matic. Wild yeast fermented and aged in clay amphora. The juice and skins ferment and age for 200+ days in amphora, afterwards the wine is bottled unfiltered with no added sulfites. It’s slightly orange in color with some cloudiness. It’s very easy to drink with light and well integrated tannins, excellent acidity and tons of flavor. A special wine by any measure.

Pivnica Cajkov Pinot Gris Volcanic

Pivnica Cajkov Pinot Gris Volcanic

Pinot Gris Volcanic is a Single Vineyard wine. All grapes are from a single vintage, yet two different fermentation styles are used. The majority of grapes (70%) were fermented on skins for 6 days, while the smaller part (30%) was fermented for one month.

Thereafter the wine was aged for one year in oak barrels, with a gentle access of oxygen, under a soft flor. As a result we have a massive, fabulously creamy Pinot Gris with a long aftertaste bursting with mineral and salty notes.

The organic farming in the vineyard, and total dedication and adherence to natural winemaking in the cellar, bring about unfiltered and completely natural wines.</p

Doremi Khikhvi Kvevri

Doremi Khikhvi Kvevri

This Khikhvi is orange in color and tea like with aromas and taste of apricot, honey, dried fruit and spice. It’s absolutely exotic, delicious and remarkably food friendly.

Decant it gently and enjoy lightly chilled. Guamarjos!

Tchotiashvili Mtsvane Kvevri

Tchotiashvili Mtsvane Kvevri

Fermented and aged in ancient clay vessels called Kvevri. Mtsvane literally translates to “Green from Kakheti”. It’s the color of honey with spicy dried fruits, herbal notes and great complexity. It’s absolutely delicious and remarkably food friendly.

Decant it gently and enjoy lightly chilled. Guamarjos!

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Doremi Rkatsiteli Mtsvane Kvevri

Doremi Rkatsiteli Mtsvane Kvevri

Do Re Mi wines are all made in Qvevri which are handmade, large buried clay vessels used to ferment and age the wine. Qvevri range in size from 250 liters to 2500 liters. The lightly pressed juice is fermented with the skins, with wild yeast and free from any additives. After fermentation is finished, the Qvevri are sealed and covered with soil until Spring time. During the process, the solids in the wine slowly drop to the bottom of the qvevri and the clear wine rises to the top. When temperatures drop in December and January, the fermentation is complete and the wine is transferred to new qvevri and left to age for more months. In the spring time the wine is drunk during big celebrations called Supras and leftover is bottled.

Do Re Mi is very proud to continue the long tradition of Georgian wine making and they’re pleased to offer you pure and authentic natural wines.

Matyas SaraDora (Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Welschriesling)

Matyas SaraDora (Pinot Blanc, Riesling, Welschriesling)

The jewel of the Matyas estate is this traditional orange wine. Pinot Blanc, Riesling and Welschriesling are wild yeast fermented and aged separately in oak barrels before being blended together. Lightly orange in color. Intensive aromas of white fruits, dominated by yellow apple and pear, completed by green tea and tones of spices and bread. Medium full-bodied, fresh, and lively. Excellent acidity makes it savory and juicy. Light tannins create an impressive structure and richness. Serve highly chilled, not cold. Mátyás SaraDora pairs well with medium-heavy or even fat grilled fishes, such as mackerel or salmon. It also matches well with white meats or pork.

Doremi Chinebuli Kvevri (Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane)

Doremi Chinebuli Kvevri (Chinuri, Goruli Mtsvane)

Do Re Mi wines are all made in Qvevri which are handmade, large buried clay vessels used to ferment and age the wine. Qvevri range in size from 250 liters to 2500 liters. The lightly pressed juice is fermented with the skins, with wild yeast and free from any additives. After fermentation is finished, the Qvevri are sealed and covered with soil until Spring time. During the process, the solids in the wine slowly drop to the bottom of the qvevri and the clear wine rises to the top. When temperatures drop in December and January, the live yeast dies, the wine is transferred to new qvevri and left to age for more months. In the spring time the wine is drunk during big celebrations called Supras and leftover is bottled.

Do Re Mi is very proud to continue the long tradition of Georgian wine making and they’re pleased to offer you pure and authentic natural wines.

Krasna Hora Herr Gewürtz!

Krasna Hora Herr Gewürtz!

A saturated yellow with a hint of orange, and a slight cloudiness indicating the unfiltered nature of this wine. Bread, yeast, lychee and rose petal. The perfect blending of secondary and varietal characters that prove seamless in their harmony. Rich, doughy and flavourful, with delicious mouth-watering acidity and strong yeasty and tropical fruit characters, with just a hint of the finest tannins, from extended skin contact.

A saturated yellow with a hint of orange, and a slight cloudiness indicating the unfiltered nature of this wine. Bread, yeast, lychee and rose petal. The perfect blending of secondary and varietal characters that prove seamless in their harmony. Rich, doughy and flavourful, with delicious mouth-watering acidity and strong yeasty and tropical fruit characters, with just a hint of the finest tannins, from extended skin contact.Krasna Hora Herr Gewurtz! is an intriguing wine not for the faint-at-heart. Progressive and complex, this wine marks a new wave in stylish wines with minimal intervention and with a strong emphasis on maceration on skins and ageing on natural sediment, with its racy rash of savoriness alongside muted tones of the normally dominant variety from which its made.

Harvest was done by hand, while total yield was only 1kg per vine. Vinification included 1 month skin-contact fermentation, after pressing ageing on the lees for 4 months. This wine is both unfiltered and unfined.

SPARKLING WINE

Check out our selection of delicious sparkling wines.

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Matic Wines Mea Pet-Nat (Šipon / Furmint)

Matic Wines Mea Pet-Nat (Šipon / Furmint)

Petillant Naturel, or “Pet Nat,” is a natural sparkling wine, wild yeast fermented and aged in the bottle. This winemaking method is ancient, and the first method used to produce sparkling wines. It’s also called Method Ancestral, the method of our ancestors. Delicious mineral and fruit notes of the old vine Šipon are integrated with yeast notes from bottle fermentation. Flavors of citrus fruits and notes of bread, cookies, spice, and sometimes beer or cider flavors are noticeable. Cloudy, pale white in color, Matic describes this wine as “one funky piece of winemaking!” It’s a consistent crowd favorite and our essential sparkling wine.

Pivnica Cajkov Vulcanica #4 (Methode Untraditional)

Pivnica Cajkov Vulcanica #4 (Methode Untraditional)

The Vulcanica #4 label represents the noble bubbles from the Cajkov princess – Pesecká Leánka (70%) and Pinot Gris (30%), which spent together one year in oak barrels. After that year, the must was added, which kicked off a secondary fermentation in bottles.

This wine is blessed with a very complex salty taste originating from volcanic ash tuff and superb fresh acidity as a backbone.

Cajkov Vulcanica #4 was not clarified, filtered or mechanically stressed. A bottle of pure natural bubbles designed to bring about joy and happiness to your day.

WHAT IS LOW INTERVENTION WINE?

Low intervention wine is not a new trend, in fact it’s the oldest way to produce wine. Before the invention of modern winemaking technologies, pesticides and additives, all wines were produced with just two ingredients: grapes and wild yeast. This minimal intervention method requires more manual labor and rejects industrial additives in the vineyard or winemaking.  The resulting wines are not manipulated or uniformed to match a certain taste or market demands, instead they remain authentic representations of a vineyard, vintage and the winegrower.

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RED WINE

Delicious red wine selection to keep you warm.

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Maurer Kadarka

Maurer Kadarka

100%  Kadarka.  organic farming; pre-phylloxera vines (100 years+ old) on Danubian green sand soils; horses used to work vineyards, fermented in open vat then aged in big old oak casks for 12 months; bottled unfined, unfiltered with less then 20 ppm sulfites (very low).

This Balkan gem is a lovely skin-contact Kadarka from Serbia.  The Maurer family, originally from Salzburg, is now one of the only natural winemakers in Serbia and has been the godfather of Serbian natural wine movement.  Maurer family has been vine growing here, on the Hungarian border in the region of Subotica / Szabadka, for 4 generations.  And their Kadarka vineyard, planted in 1880, is the oldest in the world — no small feat, given that most producers have given up on this challenging-to-grow grape (tight clusters = susceptible to rot).

Oszkár’s Kadarka is simple and refreshing, with bright acidity and tart fruit to cut through the fat of aperitvo snacks or fall feasts.  It tastes like a brisk fall day – tart pomegranate and blood orange with cloves, and barely-there tannins. Factor in the extremely low ABV (11.4%) and you’ve got the perfect holiday wine – without the post-party hangover.  Serve slightly chilled.

Fakin Wines Teran

Fakin Wines Teran

Hand made by top young winegrower Marko Fakin (Fah-keen). 100% Teran, an indigenous sort and most important red of Istria region of Croatia. Wild yeast fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. This is a high acid, bright and fruity red that’s rich in minerals and iron. Try it lightly chilled with smoked meats and salty cheese.

Pivnica Cajkov Empress Frankovka

Pivnica Cajkov Empress Frankovka

Frankovka (or Blaufränkisch) is the most typical red wine variety native to the old Habsburg monarchy. The grapes are coming from Sitno Volcano at the northern border of winegrowing in Central Europe.

Wine is macerated for 28 days on the skins in open vats, and then matured in old oak barrels for three years.

Cajkov Empress Frankovka is bursting with fresh mineral acidity, with superbly integrated alcohol. This wine is a sophisticated reminiscent of Pinot Noir style. It also has a great ageing potential.

Frankovka is a superb match for variety of lamb dishes and grilled meats.

Luretta Pantera

Luretta Pantera

The founder’s wine, Pantera has always been synonymous with the Luretta family. From the clever mix of three different grapes: Bonarda, Barbera and Cabernet. This wine combines the character and personality of the vineyards. Spicy aromas of pepper and cinnamon give way to softness of tannin and intense flavors of ripe fruit.

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