Ottocento White

Clai

Ottocento White

From HRK 188,13

This is a wine some would choose as the only white wine to drink until they die. A cuvée of Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc, and Pinot Grigio, complex in aroma, with a strong body, and rich in extract.

Ottocento White
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The wine which some would choose as the only wine they would drink till they die. Ottocento white is a blend made of Istrian Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio.
The percentage of the varietals varies from harvest to harvest depending on the yield. Even though Malvasia often prevails in the wine, Pinot Grigio influences the pink colour of the Ottocento. Should be kept and served at 14 to 15 degrees Celsius, not chilled. It has a complex scent, a strong body, and a rich extract that is the result of natural fermentation on its own yeasts.

Grapes are hand-picked, de-stemmed, and gravity fed into large wooden barrels for maceration which is started with natural yeasts.
Malvazija is macerated for about 15 days and Pinot Grigio, as well as Sauvignon Blanc, 5 to 6 days on a temperature of 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. We mix the grapes at least three times a day in which period wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. After pressing it is aged at least two years in big wooden barrels (1000 to 2500 litres).

If you'd like to know where Ottoceno got its name, you should visit Clai winery and let them tell you all about the inside family joke that dates back to the early days of production. 

  • Variety: Istrian Malvasia, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Viticulture: Organic
  • Free sulfur dioxide: 14 mg/L
  • Category: Dry white wine
  • Yield per wine: 1 - 1,5kg
  • Total dry extract: 24,2 g/L
  • Vintage: 2017
  • Harvested: By hand
  • Reducing sugar: 2,2 g/L
  • Alcohol content: 14,5 %
  • Harvest time: September
  • Wine-growing area: Western Istria, Croatia
  • Total acidity: 6,0 g/L
  • Soil composition: Sandyclay, heavy clay
    pH: 3,38
  • Wine production: Fermentation on the skins in open vats, without the addition of selected yeasts and enzymesWine production: Fermentation on the skins in open vats, without the addition of selected yeasts and enzymes
  • Aging: In large wooden casks
  • Bottle: 0,75 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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