MALVAZIJA Istrian wine


Despite the fact that the Istrian Malvasia has long been present in Istria are the first records of this type of wine described in the year 1891. The record refers to the International Wine Exhibition in Zagreb which was held in 1891. First and brief description of this variety gave D. Libutti in 1913. From this description, it is concluded that this is variety that can make good wine but you still need to grow and raise good wine. Assuming that the Istrian Malvasia has several varieties, he described the Malvasia in the vicinity of Porec and gave her the name Malvasia white.

Vitolovič et al in 1960 published extensive research in Istria wine. In Istria are described 198 varieties of which 91 are indigenous. He found that in Istria raises only one variety of Malvasia, namely the one that was described by Libutti and that there are three subtypes: Malvasia vela, Malvasia mala and Malvasia lush cluster. At that time it was in this area of ​​Istria’s most represented Malvasia vela and so they went in the direction of research on this variety, which the author then called Istrian Malvasia.

Foreign names for Istrian Malvasia: Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Istriana, Malvasia del Carso, Istrian Malvasia and White Malvasia.

Vines: apex of a shoot is bright, somewhat stranded and naked or lightly covered with poor hair. The leaf is medium to large, five, slightly serrated, on the upper side wavy dark green on the underside of the goal with barely noticeable hairs on main veins.

Petiole is long, smooth and slightly reddish. In autumn sheet becomes light yellow, mottled and soon disappears. The cluster is medium-sized, cylindrical, and usually with wings. The grape stalk is medium long, greenly and it is brittle and fragile. At maturation a cluster is greenish-yellow.

Description: Istrian Malvasia is also listed in the Encyclopedia of grapevines (Les Cepages), which was published in Paris in 2000. In addition to the Istrian are still listed 53 different Malvasia, among them four red and one reddish variety. From historical sources we know that the Istrian Malvasia was cultivated in the 13th century.

It grows well in the flysch ground and is very fertile. Malvasia has recently more attention than in the past. They began to believe in tradition and found that this variety is most visible in Istrian nature and people. With it in Istria have long-term plans.

It is a medium-strong to strong wine with an alcohol content between 11.5 and 13.5 vol.%. It has a calibrated acidity. The full and harmonious wine tastes great.

Malvasia is a large variety of options to be administered to a group of half aromatic varieties with large floral fruity aromatic potential.

Appearance: The wine is straw-yellow color.

Smell: floral (acacia), fruit (apricot, peach), vegetable (mint) and the smell of spices (white pepper).

Taste: wine extract operates a full fresh. Flavorings feel like the memory of the Istrian countryside, overgrown with conifers.

Fruitiness is a varietal characteristic taste of bitter almonds which demonstrates the Me