Vinarija Kozlović


  • Grape variety: Istrian Malvasia
  • Category: dry white wines
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: Vale, Santa Lucia, Contarini
  • Vineyard age: 11 – 59 years
  • Altitude of vineyard: 200-240 m
  • Vineyard orientation: south, southwest
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual grape selection,
    cryo maceration 12-24 h, pressing, fermentation
  • Aging: inox 7 months
  • Alcohol by volume: 13,0 %vol
  • Total acidity: 5,1 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 2,1 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75 l
  • Serving temperature: 10-12 °C

Winemaker's notes:

The colour of this Malvazija is gentle golden. Gentle on the nose as well, not to dominant. There is plenty of ripe juicy yellow fruits, ripe apricots and hints of tropical fruits. Quite ripe. Dry on the palate, with moderate acidities and medium bodied, even slightly salty. Fruit character on the palate seems to be significantly more diverse than on the nose, showing extra layers of dried Mediterranean herbs and spices. Not too different from 2018 which also excelled on the palate. Although this is our entry level Malvasia Istriana there is plenty of character, varietal typicity and nice range of scents. The finish very pleasant, diminishing slowly.

Combining with food:

Generally speaking, this Malvasia Istriana is a very friendly food wine where food matching is easy to find. It is no brainer with local, Istrian seafood, white fish and risotto. It will also go nicely with poultry and lightly spiced Asian dishes or even Paella.

Aging potential:

It is best to drink when young, 2020-2022 but will easily give pleasure even a year or two more.


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