Benvenuti, Malvazija, Istra, Croatia, 2019
|Grapes||Muscat, Chenin Blanc, Teran, Malvasia|
The story of the Benvenuti winery is a story of family, tradition and terroir. The vineyards are situated in the quiet Istrian village of Kaldir, overlooking nearby Motovun, where they grow three grape varieties – Malvasia Istriana, Teran and Muscat. Throughout history, these varieties have been giving the best results in Istria and it is therefore their intention to use the advantages of this unique territory sustainably, with gratitude for being a small part of it.
Made from 100% Malvasia, this is crisp yet creamy, fresh yet fat without being flabby, notes of citrus, a saline minerality and fresh peach, apricot, nectarine served on sea salted wet slate. Makes me wonder whether this is what Chenin Blanc would taste like it if it were grown in Piedmont or Rias Baixas. Delicious and excited to try it again.
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