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Damijan Podversic - Venezia Giulia IGT Malvasia Istriana 2016 Damijan Podversic - Venezia Giulia IGT Malvasia Istriana 2016

Damijan Podversic - Venezia Giulia IGT Malvasia Istriana 2016

Slovenian Rhapsody!

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$120.00
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Type:Orange

Varietal:Malvasia Istriana

Unit Size:750ml

Alcohol Volume:15.5%

Region:Friuli

Country:Italy

Tasting Notes

Inspired by the legendary Friulian maestro, Josko Gravner, Damijan crafts wines that echo nature's rhythm, fermenting on skins with wild yeasts and only bottling when time has woven its magic. In each sip, this Malvasia unveils its demure charm, revealing whispers of chamomile, aromatic herbs, honey, and citrus peel. The journey continues with evolving notes of spicy green pepper and tomato leaf, captivating from the first taste to the last.

Technical Info

Brand:Damijan Podversic

Closure:Cork

Organic Certification: (CCPB) - IT BIO009-CX/DG 05067

Country of Origin:Italy

Serving Temperature:12-14°C

Bottle Produced:3750

Drink By:2030

Wine Ageing: 20 or 30 hl barrels for 3 years and subsequently refined in the bottle for an additional year.

Winemaking Style:Minimal Intervention

Harvest:Hand harvested mid-September

Winemaking:The wine undergoes fermentation with its skins in conical oak vats for 60 to 90 days. After this maceration process, it's aged in 20 or 30 hl barrels for 3 years and subsequently refined in the bottle for an additional year.

Viticulture:The wine is made from the Malvasia variety, grown on Ponca (Opoka) soil, a blend of marl and sandstone. These vineyards, sitting at an altitude between 110 to 140 meters above sea level with a southern exposure,

Food Pairing:Baba ghanoush, Hummus, Grilled octopus, Jerusalem artichokes, Bibimbap, Satay chicken skewers, Tom Kha Gai, Tantamen ramen, Udon.

Reviews and Accolades

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

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Wine Spectator

This fine and creamy, full-bodied white is rich and smoky, with lots of candied orange zest, fig cake, dried mint and marjoram flavors. Backed by bright, citrusy acidity, this is finely balanced, echoing the ripe fruit and smoke notes on the finish. Friulano. Drink now through 2028.

Taste Profile

Light

Full Body

Dry

Sweet

Fruity

Savoury

Tannins (Bitterness)

Acidity

Damijan Podversic

Growing up in Gorizia, on Italy’s northeastern border with the former Yugoslavia (now Slovenia), Damijan Podversic dreamed of following his father’s path making wine for the family’s local eatery, Osteria Ronko Bienic. Now, Podversic’s meticulously produced skin-contact whites—labeled Damijan and classified Venezia Giulia IGT. After parting ways with his father, Podversic found a “spiritual father” in legendary local winemaker Josko Gravner, who taught him: “Don’t waste time—do the maximum for quality.” Podversic began bottling his own wines in 1998 in a rented cellar 20 miles from his vineyards. He still produces there, making up to 2,500 cases of wines each vintage that are aged three years in oak casks—including spicy Malvasia, a wine called Nekaj from aromatic Tocai Friulano and a Chardonnay blend called Kaplja. - Wine Spectator source

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