Sparkling Wine Brut Natur

Clai

Sparkling Wine Brut Natur

From HRK 180,33

A sparkling wine that is light and airy, and will suit perfectly as an aperitif and fit any occasion.

Sparkling Wine Brut Natur
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HRK 180,33

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A sparkling wine that is light and airy, and will suit perfectly as an aperitif and fit any occasion.

Clai's Brut Natur sparkling wine is produced by the classic method, out of Istrian Malvasia (25%), Chardonnay (25%), and Istrian Plavina (50%). The style of this wine is defined by Plavina, an old and endangered Istrian variety. Plavina is characterized by a low concentration of sugar and high acidity, a ratio that makes it perfect for the production of sparkling wines.

Grapes are picked by hand. Malvasia and Chardonnay are pressed immediately after harvest and must is added to the Plavina grapes, where they are macerated for several days. After pressing, the rest of the fermentation is done in inox barrels. The wine then ages for a year, part in stainless steel and part in wooden barrels. After one year, before bottling, fresh must is added to the wine to trigger the fermentation in the bottle. The wine ages in a bottle on its lees for additional two years, after which it is disordered. No liqueur is added to it which makes this sparkling wine brut natur.

  • Variety: Istrian Malvasia, Chardonnay, Plavina
  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Free sulfur dioxide: 11 mg/L
  • Category: Sparkling wine, extra brut
  • Yield per wine: 1 – 1,5 kg
  • Total dry extract: 19,1 g/L
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Harvested: By hand
  • Reducing sugar: 1,1 g/L
  • Alcohol content: 12,1%
  • Harvest time: September
  • Wine-growing area: Western Istria, Croatia
  • Total acidity: 6,2 g/L
  • Soil composition: Sandy clay, heavy clay
  • pH: 3,17
  • Wine production: Classical method of fermentation in bottles
  • Wine production: Classical method of fermentation in bottles
  • Aging: On fine sediment 24 months
  • Bottle: 0,75 l, 1,5 l
Clai estate lies in Istria, in Krasica, a small village south of the town of Buje in the northern part of the Istrian peninsula, close to the Slovenian and Italian border. The property encompasses 10 hectares of vineyards and 5 hectares of olive trees. Around 200m above sea level, the vineyards enjoy plenty of sunshine as well as cool and salty sea breezes coming from the Adriatic some 10 km to the west. The soil here is limestone flysch – its low fertility and good drainage provide the perfect amount of stress for our old vines. Clai Winery's main principle is that the best wines are made in the vineyard, not in the cellar, so their work is focused on enhancing the terroir. All of the production of Clai WInery has been certified organic from the very beginning. There are no systemic treatments such as herbicides, insecticides, or fungicides. The fertilization is minimal and occasional, using only organic and natural manure. After coming to the cellar, the grapes are vinified in a natural way, with spontaneous fermentation on the skins and without the addition of enzymes, selected yeasts, or malolactic bacteria. The wines are mellowed in wooden barrels of various sizes, with a long stay on the lees. After nearly two years the wines are bottled without micro or sterile filtering.

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