This Malvasia has a slightly hazy, golden-yellow colour that quickly calms down when turning it in the glass, while we observe tears slowly slide down the walls.
Intense and delicate aromas evoke yellow apple, pineapple, acacia flower, chamomile, marzipan, forest honey, vanilla. With notes of butter, caramel and lemon peel, reminding us of a lemon tart.
The mouthfeel is soft, oily, with emphasized freshness and mineral salinity. The latter perceptions are standing out, refreshing us, and pleasantly prolonging the play of intense taste in the mouth. A wine with a full-body expressed elegance and long persistency.
Grape variety: 100% Malvasia
Vintage: 2018 Region: Goriška Brda (ZGP Brda), Slovenian side of Collio region
Vineyards: Kasarna vineyard: South exposure, 6000 plants/ ha, age of vineyard 35 years, Mono Guyot training system
Soil: Opoka soil (marl & lime stone)
Planting system: 2,3m x 0,7
Yield per hectare: 6500 kg
Harvest: Hand picked in the middle of September
Vinification process: Grapes are desteemed and put in vinificator with skins where the fermentation begins with indigenous yeasts. After 2 days of maceration, grapes are then pressed and ready to mature in barrique barrels on the lees without racking.
Aging: 3000 l Slavonian oak barrels for 8 months. Bottling: April 2020
Finning: 4 months in bottles
SO2 total: 36 mg/l Alcohol: 13 %
Total acidity: 4,2 g/l
Residual sugar: 1,4 g/l pH: 3,64
Total bottles: 8666 (0,75 l)
It is a harmonious Malvasia that will go well with oven-baked salmon filet or baked white meat dishes.