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Santa Lucia Akacia 0,75

Malvazija Istriana from the Santa Lucia single vineyard (1961). Aged for 8 months in barrique barrels made of acacia wood. Elegant and complex wine with the ageing potential 10+ years.

Santa Lucia Akacia 2016

(0,75 L)

Grape variety: malvazija istriana

  • Category:  dry white wines
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: single vineyard Santa Lucia
  • Age of vineyard: planted in 1962
  • Altitude of vineyard: 240 m
  • Vineyard orientation: southwest
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone rocks, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual grape selection, cryo maceration 5-6 days, pressing, fermentation
  • Aging: 8 months in acacia barrique barrique, maturation in inox until bottling
  • Maturation in bottles: since autumn 2018
  • Alcohol by volume: 13,0% vol
  • Total acidity: 5,4 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 2,1 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75l
  • Serving temperature: 12-13 °C

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It displays deeper golden colour with slightly amber hues. Quite intense, aromatic on the nose showing maturity, complexity and finesse. Maturity notes such as gingerbread, honey and a bit of butter are working hand in hand with youthful, primary notes such as lemon, oranges and white flowers. There is a certain freshness and lift on the nose. Dry on the palate, medium to full bodied with acidities being on the higher side. The oily texture also brings some phenolic quality. There is a nice complexity and intensity giving a mouthful wine with a nice tension and salinity. With a long, tasty finish.

Fish with creamy sauces, grilled Saint-Jacques, mushroom risotto, pasta with rich sauces and many, many other, mainly warm dishes.

Ready to drink (2022 to 2028).

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