This Malvasia shows lovely aromas and flavors of whte flowers (jasmine and hawthorn), peaches, and tropical fruit. Although it is medium-bodied, the impact is rich, with a typical waxy texture backed by minerally structure and a long, dry finish.
Malvasia traces its roots back to Greece. It is an ancient grape variety which has found its greatest expression as a crisp, dry, white wine on the hills of the Istrian peninsula of Croatia. It is perfectly adapted to the warm, dry climate and matched to the bountiful seafood in the area.
|Classically paired with the fish and seafood of the Adriatic, notably sea bass (branzino) and sea breem (orata). Also great with vegetable dishes, light, creamy pastas, lighter white meats, and soft cheeses.
|The Bastianich winery, founded in 1997, strives to understand the history and culture of Friuli-Venezia Giulia and take it to a new level. Restaurateur Joseph Bastianich with his mother, the renowned chef Lidia Bastianich, bought a vineyard in Buttrio, a town in the Colli Orientali DOC. The family is very precise in their winemaking, controlling yields so that each individual vine produces one bottle of wine. They employ traditional manual
methods in the vineyard and create wines that express the character of the land.