Malvazija Istarska

Malvazija is the queen among Istrian white wines, and in the Baćac winery, this indigenous Istrian variety holds a significant place. The grapes for this wine are harvested in the second week of September and processed using modern technology, without maceration, with a fermentation period of 25 days. It is then aged on its lees in stainless steel tanks, and after racking, clarifying, and filtering in April, it is bottled. The result is a dry wine with 12.8% alcohol content, a pleasant yellow-green color, with scents of acacia flower, ripe yellow apple, and nutty fruits. In taste, the dominant notes are of ripe grapes and cooked quince, with mild hints of vanilla and cinnamon. This Malvazija pairs exceptionally well with seafood, especially shrimp, squid, and other shellfish, as well as mildly spiced veal cooked under the iron bell and with vanilla ice cream. It is best served chilled at 11-12 degrees Celsius.

Harvest Date: Sept. 21th – Sept. 29th 2015
Fermentation: 30 Days
Aging: 12 months in stainless steel
ML: 0%
Wine Composition: 100% Merlot
Barrels Produced: 1028 cases
pH: 3.30
Alcohol: 13.5
Acid: 6.4g/L


During the fermentation in conical stainless steel tanks, extreme attention was given to an extraction aimed at fresh and fragrant aromas, full colors, and supple, elegant textures and tannins. Once the wine had been run off its skins at the end of the fermentation, it was put through a full malolactic fermentation in oak barrels to fully bring out the finesse and expressiveness of the aromas. The aging process, which lasted approximately 12-14 months, then began and took place in 60 gallon French and Hungarian oak barrels, partly new and partly used once previously.

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94/100 Italy
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