Picech. Malvasia Istriana
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%
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.