This iconic example of Istrian Malvasia grows in the West Istrian region on the flysch, limestone, clay soil vineyards. The grapes are harvested and selected by hand and the wine is aged for 7 months in inox.
The colour is pale lemon with nice golden hue. On the nose it is quite opulent, floral notes reminiscent of orange blossom and jasmine are dominant and accompanied by ripe and refreshing grapefruit and lemon notes. Dry on the palate with zest and freshness, typical Malvazija Istriana notes. Medium bodied with intense flavour character which kind of explodes all around the mouth bringing some extra salty quality. Flavour is persistent, enjoyable and varietal. Finish is pleasant, very long and diminishing slowly, slowly, leaving many agreeable gentle needle like sensations on the tongue for minutes long.
It's best consumed young and fresh, but has an ageing potential of 3-4 years.
Best served at 10-12 C.
Serve it with risottos, white fish, salmon, scallops, poultry, or pasta with creamy sauces.
Awards: DWWA 2021 - 90 points, Silver medal