Vinarija Kozlović - JRE Malvazija 2016

Limited edition of Malvazija from Santa Lucia vineyard is a result of a collaborative project between 15 JRE chefs and winemaker Gianfranco Kozlović. Their goal was to create a gourmet wine that will be exclusively served in JRE restaurants and the Kozlović winery. The wine has a specially developed double label that is certificated with handwritten serial number and the signature of the winemaker.

JRE Malvazija 2018

Grape variety: malvazija istriana

  • Category: dry white wines
  • Wine growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: Santa Lucia
  • Vineyard age: JRE vines planted on April 18th, 2016. Old vines dating from 1961.
  • Altitude of vineyard: 240 m
  • Vineyard orientation: south, southwest
  • Soil composition: flish, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: manually
  • Vinification: manual selection of the best grapes
  • Aging: Macerated for 2 days (28.-29.09.2018.) at 15°C. Fermented in 5000 lit. cask from Slavonian and French oak with the inner cooling system. Final fermentation in inox. Racking from the gross lees on 14.11.2018. Resting on fine lees till 08.05.2019.
  • Alcohol by volume: 13,0 % vol
  • Total acidity: 4,7 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 2,2 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75 l
  • Serving temperature: 10-12 °C


Malvazija JRE 2018 shows medium golden colour and nice viscosity. On the nose it is rather pronounced, with a nice development in direction of gingerbread, caramel, dried apricots, and honey. Hints of acacia flowers and lemons as well. Very fine and layered, ripe and succulent. Dry on the palate with almost velvety texture and medium to full body. Medium acidities are adding to a good balance. The character on the palate seems to be even more diverse and fresher than the promise we got on the nose. The wine is in lovely shape, ready to be enjoyed. It contains a true Istrian character and poise, delivering long, pleasing finish.

This is a perfect gastronomic wine being able to pair with diverse number of dishes. With its salinity, and clear-cut finish, it is a perfect match with grilled fish, grilled scallops, grilled shrimps, roasted chicken, pasta with truffles …

Fully mature. Best to drink from 2022 to 2027.

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