Item Ref: HHG59700111
Single Bottle Price: £12.25
Our price: £73.50
Winery information: The Kozlovic family have been making wine in the Istrian region of Croatia since 1904. The region borders Friuli and the wines, food and people have a real connection with their Italian neighbours. The winery is run by Gianfranco and Antonella Kozlovic and they currently cultivate 17 hectares of vineyards. Their speciality is the Malvasija or Malvasia grape. The grape originated in Greece but has found its real qualitative home in these vineyards in the north of Croatia. Gianfranco is a perfectionist and is constantly striving for ways to improve his wines. He has a real modern approach to winemaking. The wine is fermented in stainless steel at controlled temperatures to retain all the intense zesty aromas of the Malvasija. This is a brilliant world class wine packed with explosive mouth filling apricot fruit balanced with long lingering acidity and minerals. The 2010 vintage which is now long sold out in Crotia rated 92/100 from the Wine Gang and was one of the highest rated wines in Croatia. The 2011 is every bit as good.
Viticulture: Sustainable agriculture.
Vinification: Fermented in stainless steel.
Tasting Note: Crisp, zesty, mineral rich wine with ripe melon and citrus flavours. The finish has a touch of characteristic bitterness making it very food-friendly.
Every day serving suggestion: Excellent with seafood and fish dishes