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Franc Arman Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia Istriana) 2016

Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia Istriana) is an indigenous grape to Istria, Croatia and its region of cultivation. The variety accounts for 80% of total white wine production in Istria. The Malvazija vines grow in ‘rust’ red terra rossa soil over a layer of limestone rock on a slightly elevated plain at 250m above sea level on the south side of the Mirna Valley.
The climate is ideal for producing wines with a full expression of fruit. Hot summers with rain throughout the year keep the landscape verdant even in the height of summer as there are frequent thunder storms There is rarely snow in the winter, which are generally mild to cold as the Adriatic Sea stabilises the climate of coastal regions.


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SKU: FA-Malv-2016Country of origin: CroatiaWine Region: Istria and KvarnerProducer: Franc ArmanWine Colour: White WinesGrape Variety: Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia Istriana)Sweetness: DryVintage: 2015Volume: 750mlABV: 14%Residual Sugar: 2.4 g/lFree SO2: 31 mg/lTotal SO2: 105 mg/lTotal Dry Extract: 21.9 g/lTotal Acidity: 5.8 g/lVolatile Acidity: 0.3 g/l

Tasting Notes

Malvazija Istarska (aka Malvasia Istriana) is an indigenous Istrian grape variety. The wine is a pale yellow straw colour tinged with green.

This is a clean light, and slightly zesty wine and quite delicate in style with notes of apple and a touch of almond. Distinctive tropical fruit flavours. Overall a very drinkable style.

A lovely example of Malvazija Istarska from one of Istria’s top wine makers Franc Arman. Simply enjoy with friends on the patio.


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