From the Istrian peninsula in northwest Croatia.  This is 100% Malvasia Istarska which is a unique member of the Malvasia family.  The grapes are grown in red clay and limestone soils about 10 miles from the sea.  The wine see no oak.  It is fermented on its lees using stainless steel tanks.  Apparently, they ferment in four separate batches using four different strains of yeasts.  13% abv.  The wine is light in color with a coppery/silver/gold hue to it.  The nose is mild but persistent with minerals, slight limes, and slight fresh dill.  On the palate, this is light to medium bodied with a slightly oily texture.  There are notes of crushed shells/salinity (not unlike many Muscadets) with slight lime.  Very refreshing.  Dry especially on the finish.  This is very nice but seems like it should be consumed in the next year or so.  While many might say it is more of a summer wine, this should work well with sea food and lighter dishes, it does drink well and makes a nice aperitif.  

Grade: 
Score: 
90
Vintage: 
2018
Current Price: 
$18.00USD

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