Clai Tasel 2015
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 a cult winery. He follows the principles of biodynamic viticulture. His wines are made from organic grapes without the addition of selected yeasts and with a 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.
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Tasel represents the name of the local soil. The grapes are made in appassimento style, late harvest and dried 1-2 months and then macerated with the skins. The wine matures for 1-2 years. Tasel is produced only in excellent vintages. Huge aromas of orange rind, marmalade and honey bursts from the glass. On the palate aromas of apricot and caramel are interwind with herbal tones and white pepper. High level of sugar is balanced with surprisingly vibrant acidity. Persistent and pleasant sweet-bitter aftertaste remains after each sip. A peak in the category of best Croatian dessert wines. “Dessert wines are usually considered as a female drink, but often men are the ones who are coming back for Tasel” says Clai.