Vinarija Kozlović


  • Grape variety: Istrian Malvasia
  • Category: semi dry white wines
  • Wine-growing area: West Istria, Croatia
  • Vineyard: single vineyard Santa Lucia
  • Vineyard age: planted in 1962
  • Altitude of vineyard: 240 m
  • Vineyard orientation: southwest
  • Soil composition: flysch, limestone, clay
  • Harvested: by hand
  • Vinification: manual grape selection,
    cryo maceration 5-6 days, pressing, fermentation
  • Aging: in wooden barrels 32 hl for 12 months, 3 months in inox
  • Maturation in bottles: 1 years
  • Alcohol by volume: 14,6 %vol
  • Total acidity: 5,2 g/l
  • Unfermented sugar: 5,5 g/l
  • Bottle size: 0,75 l
  • Serving temperature: 12 °C

Winemaker`s notes:

It is important to serve it at its ideal temperature and at the right time. This wine is not to be served at the temperature lower than 12 ⁰C, and the bottle needs to be opened half an hour before consumation in order to get the full Santa Lucia experience. In terms of colour it is golden with hints of lemon yellow. The enchanting and complex scent consists of many aromas. From floral tones of elder through spices such as green tea, anise and sage to a web of fruity elements like peach, apricot and banana. The flavour offeres an intense richness without any massiveness or greasiness. It has a full body and an intense minerality. It starts with a mineral and spicy tones but at the same time it expresses a ripe fruitiness supported by rugged minerality. Consequently it ends with a light saltiness leaving you with a soft bitter note in the aftertaste. This rich and steady wine leaves you with a sensational aftertaste that lasts for minutes after taking a sip. It`s intensity might still be a little too pronounced but with maturation in the bottle for aproximately five years the wine should lightly soften and reach it`s peak, while it`s life potential surely exceeds ten years from harvesting.

Combining with food:

Stuffed squid, grilled molluscs, grilled fish, roasted chicken and turkey with crunchy skin, spiced veal, shark.

Aging potential:

best from 2014 to 2020


  • Silver medal: "International Wine Challenge" / 2015.
  • Best aged wine: "Vinistra" / 2013.
  • Gold medal: "World of malvazija" / 2013.
  • Silver medal: "International Wine Challenge" / 2014.
  • Gold medal: "World of Malvasia"/ 2014.


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