Ponente 2013

The first vintage of Malvasia with a new modern label expression. The label follows the stylistics. Wine for the young in years and spirit. Modern, crisp, fresh drinkable wine. On the nose, citrus and green apple fruit with a floral hint of Istrian meadow flowers, and light vinously rounded typical varietal scent, giving Ponente from this vintage complexity and modern

In the mouth the aromatic spectrum of fruity-floral base is upgraded with noble bitter almond and “salty” ending pronounced minerality. Fresh, medium to long aftertaste, which along with medium body and alcohol give serious touch to this “merriment” which seems to be reflecting the character of the winemaker. As in traditional restaurants, taverns and wine bars, Ponente in this stylistics and equipment (screw cap) also has a big door on the terraces, discos and nightclubs, the stands of sporting events, the places where you will meet its author, who like the wine feels at home in these places.
Wine: Ponente
Variety: 100% Istrian Malvasia
Region: South Istria
Position: 100% Cuf near Šišan, Pula, altitude 50-55 m, SSW exposition, sunny the whole day, very airy. A deep profile of the Istrian red, occasionally skeletoid soil, excellent chemical and mineralogical characteristics, presence of natural humus
Growing form: one sided Guyot
Yield: 1,8 – 2,2 kg/vine
Harvest time: mid-September 2013th
Vintage: 2013, season was excellent, excellent yields. Dry August, not too hot, cold nights. Perfect for aromatic complexity of the wines.
Vinification: Careful crushing of the grapes, separating the stems. Cold maceration for 48 h at 10°C. Pressing, fermentation under controlled conditions (13.5°C). After fermentation method “sur lie and batonage”, 65% of the wine undergoes malolactic fermentation.
Aging: in the bottle 45-60 days
Pairing (recommendations): Raw white fish marinated with citrus and olive oil; spaghetti with mussels; fried monkfish with grilled vegetables; Fritto misto; chicken risotto with zucchini, fried chicken and french fries, fried rabbit or frog with risi-bizi, veal steak with Swiss chard and potatoes. This wine can also can be enjoyed without food, especially before it, when it will serve as an excellent aperitif.
Glass: Type Riedel Malvasia or similar, for Sauvignon Blanc
Serving temperature: 9 – 13ºC
Specifications: Alcohol: 13,0 vol; Acid: 6,3 g/l; unfermented sugar: 2,1 g/l; pH: 3,3; Extract: 20,4 g/l
Packing: 6 bottles

Ponente 2013 – Curriculum Vitae  PDF