Rodica - Malvasia Selection 2019 750ml (13.5% ABV)
Rodica ( Rodi"z" A)
Malvasia Selection farmed in Primorska, Slovenia.
50% of the wine is fermented naturally on the skins for 3 days in stainless steel tanks to preserve the varietal aromas followed by 6 months of aging in 2500L Acacia barrels and the other 50 % of the wine is fermented for 20 days in open vats to get more secondary notes. Then followed by 2.5 yrs aged in used French barrique barrels.
Certified organic and unfiltered.
Fuller bodied, lower acidity, still elegant - for fans of oaked Chardonnay.
Bergamot, moscato, honey and tea flower notes of chamomile with a touch of zest.
More info from Vinum:
Varietals: 100% Malvazija Istriana
Appellation: Truške, Istria, Slovenia
Density & Yield: 5,000 vines/ha; 1 kg/vine
Annual Production: 5,000 bottles
Climate: Mild Mediterranean, with dry and hot summers, and mild winters.
Terrain: The picturesque hills near Marezige and Truške are located 5 km from the Adriatic sea, more specifically the Gulf of Trieste. Rodica family vineyards are planted at 250-350 meters asl, terraced, facing South. They enjoy significant day-night temperature swings, constant breezes, which keeps the vineyards well-ventilated and naturally healthy for organic farming. The soil is rich with minerals, consisting predominantly of limestone. The vines are forced to “fight” to get water, which results in better quality grapes.
Farming: Every second row of the vineyard is empty and planted with grass. Only natural fertilizer produced from natural manure is allowed. The vineyards are worked without any irrigation.
Tasting Notes: This is an orange wine that combines the structure and complexity of a skin contact white with friendly and inviting aromatics. Those who like musky oxidative qualities of orange wine will certainly find them here. But there is also plenty of fruit aromas of white flowers, peach cobbler and baked apples. The palate is only slightly tannic thus making this wine quite approachable and versatile with food.
Serve it slightly chilled (not as cold as white wine normally) with pasta with truffles (Istrian specialty!) calamari, lobster, roasted poultry with rosemary, roasted vegetables, pork, veal and grilled sausages.