Clai Malvazija Sv. Jakov 2013
Giorgio Clai is the most passionate winemaker on the Istrian peninsula. His wines can be found in the top New York and San Francisco restaurants. “I am making wine in the vineyard, not in the winery!” he will proudly tell you. Clai is the first winery in Istria that reached the status of cult winery. He follows the principles of biodynamic viticulture. His wines are made from organic grapes without the addition of selected yeasts and with minimum amount of sulphur. Wines from white grape varieties are produced in a traditional manner, leaving the skins in contact with the must during the fermentation.
|Region||Istria & Kvarner|
Golden yellow in the glass. The nose is mysterious and delicious, not at all fruit-forward like most Malvasias in Istria, deep and very earthy. The aromas are so tightly intertwined and with time you can recognize dry hay, wet clay, dry figs, rosemary and bay leaf. Definitely there are plenty of things to smell in this wine, but the real action happens in the mouth. First the acidity bites the palate, and it is good to have it so strong since it successfully manages to balance out the high alcohol content. The wine is slightly tannic, has a nice silky texture on the tongue, with powerful flavor and body. Exploding mouthwatering minerality improves further the balance and makes the finish moderately long, clean and delicious.
Dried hay straw