In contrast to the iron rich red soil of Štoka, this Croatian Malvazija (known as Malvasia Istria) is planted in predominately the white flysch rich white soil of Istria. It was then fermented in 70% barrel and 30% stainless steel after 3-4 days on the skins in open vats. The skin contact magnifies the salt without losing the aromatics and acidity. The color is a bright gold, not a faded oxidative one. In further contrast to Malvazijas grown near the coast, this is the rugged truffle ridden and forested interior. There’s a meaty earthiness that stands up to the acidic olive oils of the area and can pair with fish as well as the heavier gamey meats of the area.
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