Considered the finest quality member of the vast malvasia family, Malvasia Istriana hails from Friuli where it makes fine, elegant, aromatic and mineral wines. It is mainly grown on clay/lime soils at low elevation in Friuli but it is said to produce the best results in the free draining gravelly plains of Friuli Grave or on harder hillside sites where the variety’s natural vigour is tamed.
Dott. Malvasia Istriana is golden straw coloured and has delicate spiced apple, lemon and hay aromas with a crisp, mineral palate of fresh cut red apple, fine structure, savouriness and pleasant acidity. The 2022 version is un-filtered and un-fined so you will notice that the wine is a little cloudy which adds to the texture and deliciousness to the wine.