Description Malvasia Istriana is a native grape variety of a cross-border area that includes Istria (Croatia), Slovenia and Friuli Venezia Giulia. Malvasia is a dry wine, that reminds aromas and flavors of the Mediterranean coast.
Vinification Traditional white vinification, soft pressing with pneumatic press, static decantation of the must, controlled temperature fermentation (18°C) in stainless steel tanks.
Tasting notes Straw-yellow color with golden glares; average alcohol content. Characteristic nose, reminiscent of geranium. The palate is dry, with an elegant bitterness, slightly citrusy and with a hint of apricot. Malvasia Istriana has a delicate aftertaste of summer fruits.
Food pairing Fish starters, fresh cheeses, seafood, shellfish, and delicate first courses based on fish, such as risotto with shrimps and linguini with clams. A classic pairing is with the traditional fish “boreto”, or with the seabass in salt.
Appellation DOC Collio
Grape variety Malvasia Istriana
Type of soil “Ponca” (marl-sandstone)
Cultivation method Guyot
Accolades Vintage 2019: The Wine Hunter Award ROSSO
Vintage 2018: Best Italian Malvasia (Festival Malvazija).
Serving Temperature 10 – 12°C