Malvazija Istarska 2019
This is the wine that truly defines the lightness of being Istria. Here, where Alpine and Mediterranean climates meet in harmony, is the home of the Malvazija grape variety, though it is also found across the Italian border. There are many types (or clones) of this variety grown, particularly around the Mediterranean, but here, on this most northerly Adriatic peninsula, Malvazija finds its high point: pure, bright, fresh and fragrant. Dry yet round and long, this is perfect served at 10-12 Celsius, with fresh seafood and nothing more than drops of lemon juice and a drizzle of fine Istrian olive oil.
"Notable", Hugh Johnson (Pocket Wine Book 2020)
Vintage 2017 - 88/100, Caroline Gilby MW (Decanter Magazine) - "Clean and inviting style, with fresh cut-apple notes. This is an easy-drinking, benchmark introduction to the fresh and youthful interpretation of Croatia’s second most important grape".
Vintage 2016: Decanter World Wine Awards 2017, BRONZE (87/100)
Vintage 2015: Decanter World Wine Awards 2016, BRONZE (87/100)
Vintage 2012: International Wine Challenge 2013, London, SILVER
Vintage 2011: Finger Lakes Wine Competition 2012, USA, GOLD
Vintage 2011: International Wine Challenge 2012, London, BRONZE