Sv. Jakov Malvazija


Sv. Jakov Malvazija

From HRK 257,66

Sv. Jakov Malvazija is a high quality wine made of 100% Istrian Malvasia.

Sv. Jakov Malvazija
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Sv. Jakov Malvazija is a high quality wine made of 100% Istrian Malvasia. Sv. Jakov comes from 50 year old vines growing in a single 42 year old vineyard on the hill of the same name just south of the town of Buje.
Wine is eco certified and it is one of the most important labels in the winery so it is bottled only in the best years.
The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, and gravity fed with their skins into large wooden vats for spontaneous fermentation using only the naturally present local yeasts. The grapes are macerated on their skins for close to three months at 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. Pigeage, the breaking of the solid must cap, is done at least three times a day.
The wine also undergoes malo-lactic fermentation.
After gentle pneumatic pressing it is aged for two years in old large (1000 and 2500 liters) oak barrels.

  • Variety: Istrian malvasia
  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Free sulfur dioxide: 10 mg/L
  • Category: White dry wine
  • Yield per wine: 1 – 1,5 kg
  • Total dry extract: 25,8 g/L
  • Vintafe: 2017
  • Vintage: 2018
  • Harvested: By hand
  • Reducing sugar: 2,8 g/L
  • Alcohol content: 15 % ABV
  • Harvest time: September
  • Wine-growing area: Western Istria, Croatia
  • Total acidity: 5,5 g/L
  • Soil composition: Rocky clay
  • pH: 3,51
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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