Malvasia Istriana (2020)

San Lurins

  • This Malvasia Istriana from San Lurins is a delicious expression of the unique Malvasia of Friuli. An easy-drinking classic method sparkling wine that you'll quickly fall in love with. With notes of fruit and breadcrumb, this elegant wine is great on its own before a meal, or pairs great with semi-aged cheeses, white meat dishes, shellfish and roasted fish.
  • Typology: Classic method sparkling wine
    Production area: San Lorenzo Isontino (GO)
    Grape variety: 100% Malvasia Istriana
    Harvesting: Manual, slightly ahead of the optimal harvest time in order to ensure the right freshness of the wine.
    Fermentation and refinery: The whole bunches are collected and directly subjected to soft pressing; only the first-pressed must (about 50%) will be used to produce our fermented wine. The must is cold decanted for about 12-15 hours and then fermented at a controlled temperature. The wine is then left on the fine lees (sur lies), which are periodically kept in suspension (periodic bâtonnage). In the following spring we proceed with the tirage; the secondary fermentation in bottle will last a few weeks and the bottles will lay flat in the cellar to age for another 12-15 months before distribution. 
    Alcohol: 13.5%
    Temperature for Serving: 10°C
    Tasting notes: Fresh and delicate with light bubbles. Fruit forward with notes of apple, pear and grapefruit. A second layer of fresh bread aromas.
    Serving Suggestions: Excellent as an aperitif, with semi-aged cheeses, with fish and white meat.

Winery: San Lurins