Picech. Malvasia Istriana medium bodied dry white from the Collio in the Friuli, Italy

Picech. Malvasia Istriana

  • 1890

Collio DOC
Grape Malvasia Istriana

2012  Apricot and torn basil on the nose, dried herb, lime and eucalyptus, mineral with tight candied lemon, intense and precise. 14.5%

2014  A rich and expressive style of Malvasia, floral and peppery, backed by viscous lychee and grapefruit flavours. This wine is a favourite of mine, a bit of an insider wine which I wanted to share with you, it is drinking beautifully and has a few more years in it yet.  14%

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There is a hectare and a half of Malvasia Istriana which was planted in 1975 and 2003. The yield is around five tons per hectare, a ton less than the Friulano or Pinot Bianco. The grapes are picked by hand from mid-September, de-stemmed and macerated for 6 hours before a temperature-controlled fermentation in steel tanks. The wine remains on the lees for six months before a light filtration and bottling.

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