In the large Malvasia family, the Istrian one also known as Malvasia Friulana or Malvasia del Carso, occupies a prestigious position, more qualitative than quantitative. If the origin of the vine is to be found in the Greek region of the Peloponnese, it is easy to see that the sailors of the Serenissima spread the vine in the small peninsula of the upper Adriatic: it is cultivated in the whole hilly area of Friuli Venezia Giulia, in the plains delle Grave and the Adriatic coast. Because of its morphological characteristics it has nothing to do with the other varieties of the most widespread and known family, such as Malvasia Lunga and Malvasia Bianca di Candia. Istrian Malvasia excels near the sea, where it is loaded with brackish notes which infuse the wine with a savory minerality which is its main characteristic.
The Venezia Giulia Malvasia by Skerk is a pure malvasia, strongly aromatic but at the same time delicate. Fruity and floral white, it stands out for its surprising minerality, which derives from the karst soil in which it was born and from the maturation in the cellars dug entirely into limestone. Excellent organic wine, award-winning.
Malvasia by Damijan Podversic is obtained from pure grapes of the vine of the same name, coming from the vineyards of Gradisciutta and Monte Calvario. It is one of the deepest and most exciting Italian white wines. The wine ages for 3 years in large oak barrels, and for 12 months in the bottle. Intense golden color with orange reflections. Deep and evocative bouquet, notes of ripe apricot, chamomile, orange peel and wild herbs. Taste of character and thickness, rich, soft, fresh and savory. Excellent.