Vinarija Kozlović

VALLE 2017.

  • Grape variety: 80% Istrian Malvasia, 20% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Category: Dry white wines
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: Vale
  • Vineyard age: 8 – 33 years
  • Altitude of vineyard: 200 m
  • Vineyard orientation: south, southwest
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual selection of grapes,
    cryo maceration 12-24 h, pressing, fermentation
  • Aging: inox 5 months
  • Alcohol by volume: 12,5 %vol
  • Total acidity: 5,8 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 1,7 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75 l
  • Serving temperature: 10-12 °C

Winemaker`s notes:

Valle is a blend of Malvasia Istriana and Sauvignon Blanc with the former giving body and texture and later giving verticality, freshness and aromatic complexity. Valle 2017 shows pale golden lemon colour. Nose is very youthful and rather pronounced showing quintessential grassy and fruity quality. It is reminiscent of elderflower, gooseberry, peaches, grapefruit, tomato leaves and gives a very refreshing impression. On the palate it is bone dry, with lighter body and plenty of freshness and life. It is quite intense, with touch of salinity at the back. In style it is closer to the fresher vintage 2016 than to a bit fuller 2015, maybe it is a bite riper and smoother than 2016. It has a clear-cut finish, which cleanses the palate and makes you ready for another sip or bite.

Combining with food:

This a classic aperitif wine. It will find perfect company with all kind of salads, vegetables, risotto with asparagus all kind of cold dishes including seafood. Great also as a wine by glass in a good restaurant or wine bar. A classic summer wine.

Aging potential:

It was totally ready when released (early in 2017) and will drink nicely in next two years. Drink 2018-2020.


  • Silver medal: "Vinistra" / 2018


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