The Malvasia by Il Carpino is a well-structured and full-bodied orange wine, vinified like red wine: with long maceration, and aged in oak. It has rich and intense scents of dried fruit, honey, and yellow fruit in syrup. The taste is warm and full-bodied, smooth, and complex.
Typology: White Wine (Orange Wine)
Production area: Collio
Grape variety: 100% Malvasia
Soil composition: Marl and sandstone exposed to the southeast at 180 meters above sea level.
Fermentation and refinery: The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed and undergo an alcoholic fermentation by indigenous yeasts with maceration of the skins for 20 days in open oak vats. Aging takes place for 12 months in large Slavonian oak barrels, 11 months in steel tanks and 12 months in bottles. Artisan production philosophy: No added sulfites, maceration on the grape peels, indigenous yeasts.
Alcohol Content: 14.0% vol.
Tasting notes: This wine has an intense golden yellow color with orange tones. The body is intense, with hints of yellow fruit in syrup, dried fruit, honey and herbs. It is warm and full, smooth and well-structured, with mineral and spicy notes.
Pairing Suggestions: Risotto with veggies, white meat stew, roasted lamb, smoked fish appetizers.