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Kozlović Malvazija (2011) – “Crisp and clean, with a medium finish of pronounced perfume and a hint of gooseberry.”

Located in Momjan on the Istrian Peninsula in north-western Croatia, Kozlović Malvazija is harvested from three vineyards (Vale, Sveta Lucia, Kontarini), the age of which ranges from five to 49 years. The Malvazija grapes are picked by hand and fermented in stainless steel barrels.

Score – 89/100 (non-blind)

Details

  • Name – Kozlović Malvasia
  • Vintage – 2011
  • Variety – Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia)
  • Region – Western Istria, Croatia
  • Alcohol – 13%
  • Serving temperature – 10-12 degrees
  • Serve now through to 2014.

Tasting Notes

  • Clear, greenish straw-yellow in colour.
  • Very fresh, flowery and aromatic aroma – quite distinct on the nose.
  • Watermelon and floral notes, with mineral and green apple traits.
  • Crisp and clean, with a medium finish of pronounced perfume and a hint of gooseberry.
  • Medium-bodied, fresh acidity, well-balanced.

 
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