Malvasia Collio DOC

100% Malvasia Istriana from the Quarin vineyard, whose soil has Eocene origins. The vineyard is very small, just 1.5 hectares (3.7 acres) and is 60 years old. The variety is extremely deep-rooted, documented in the Istria area in the 1300s, but grown even in ancient Greece. Ample fruity aromas on an intense and layered nose; well balanced on the palate, silky in texture yet sustained by zesty acidity and excellent structure.


Wine exported to

Japan, Canada, Australia

Most recent awards

  • 2019 | Wine Enthusiast91
Grape Varieties:

100% Malvasia

Fermentation container:

Stainless steel

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

8-12 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

18-20 °C (64.4-68 °F)

Maceration technique:

prefermentative

Length of maceration:

16 hours

Malolactic fermentation:

Partial

Fining agent:

none

Aging containers:

Stainless steel

Bottling period:

March

Aging in bottle:

1 month

Closure:

Diam Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard location:

Cormons, Friuli Venezia Giulia

Vineyard size:

2 hectares (5 acres)

Soil composition:

Arenaceous marl

Vine training:

Capuccina

Altitude:

200 meters (656 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,500 vines per hectare

Yield:

1.5-1.6 kilos per vine

Exposure:

Southern

Years planted:

1949

Age of vines:

60 years

Time of harvest:

late September

First vintage of this wine:

2002

Total yearly production (in bottles):

10,000

Tasting notes:

Deep straw yellow in color, this superb version shows an ample, fruity, intense and slightly aromatic bouquet that lingers in layered complexity; well balanced on the palate, silky in texture yet sustained by zesty acidity and excellent structure.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 8-10 °C (46.4-50 °F).

Food pairings:

It is a match made in heaven with fish-based dishes, prosciutto di San Daniele) and vegetable risottos.

Aging potential:

10 years

Alcohol:

Alc. cont. 13.5% by vol.

Winemaker:

Fabio Coser