Malvasia Istriana is one of the historic varietals of the hills of Friuli. It grows well in poor soil of marl composition with hot and sunny exposition where the grapes are left for a lengthy maturation. They are then picked by hand, pressed at low temperatures. This is followed by a static decantation in absence of sulphur dioxide and the vinification and ageing take place in stainless steel for 8 months. The wine thus obtained is rich and complex but at the same time fragrant and aromatic.
Appellation Collio DOC
Grapes 100% Malvasia
First Production 1974
Alcool % vol 12,50 %
Sugar 0,3 g/l
Total acidity 5,8 g/l
Soil Hilly marly soils of Eocene origin
Training system Guyot bilateral
Harvest time First week of September
Harvest method Manual
Yield per hectare 55 q/hectar
Fermentation 10-12 days in steel tanks
Fermentation temperature 16 °C
Aging In stainless steel tanks for 8 months
Fining Minimum 5 months in bottle
Color Bright straw yellow with golden touches
Aroma Fresh and round balance marine aromas that are perfectly balanced with scents of flowers and sweet fruits.
Palate Creamy, rich and warm. Sweet flavors are marched by a refreshing palate with a clean high acidity finish.
Serving temperature 13° C
Food pairings Perfect with apetizers and first dishes, both with fish and meat.