Matošević 'Alba' Malvazija Istarska 2022/23

The Matošević 'Alba' is made from Croatia’s native grape variety, Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia Istriana). The vineyards are located in the Istria wine region at 250-300 metres above sea level in an area characterised by a Mediterranean climate, with mild and rainy winters followed by dry, hot summers. The vines are between 16 to 31 years of age and harvesting is done by hand. Minimal pesticides and no herbicides are used and organic practices are followed in the vineyards. At the winery grapes from specific vineyard plots were fermented separately with their indigenous yeasts. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on its fine lees until January to develop complexity. Blending of single-vineyard vats took place in late January and the wine was bottled in February. This wine saw no oak or malolactic fermentation in order to preserve the bright varietal aromas. On the nose, there are aromas of ripe peach, apricot, and citrus complemented by floral notes of acacia flowers and chamomile. On the palate, pronounced minerality and refreshing acidity results in a clean, elegant finish.

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The Producer Matošević | Istria

Described by the late Steven Spurrier as "Croatia’s best winemaker", Ivica Matošević has established himself as a force of nature in the country’s turbulent yet burgeoning wine industry. “My grandfather was born in Austria, my father was born in Italy, I was born in Yugoslavia and my daughter was born...

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