Zagreb enjoyed top-quality aged Malvasias

A total of 33 winemakers, as many as 53 top aged Malvasia wines, the oldest from 2003, were presented at the Esplanade hotel in Zagreb. The second promenade tasting from the Vintage by Vinistra series delighted the Croatian wine scene once again.

Sommeliers, oenologists, chefs, owners of wine shops and restaurants, wine connoisseurs and media representatives enjoyed exceptional malvasias, among which are also those with multiple championship titles and awards of world renown, just as they discovered the beauty of aged terrans a few months ago at the premier Vintage organized by Vinistra.

Malvazija Istria is one of the most impressive Istrian brands, no other variety had such an impact on the development of Istria as the wine region, it produces fantastic fresh wines, and the world’s most famous wine critics write and talk about the aged ones today. It took a lot of courage, will, effort and knowledge to create such exceptional wines, which bring an increasing number of foreign guests to our wineries every year and which have positioned Istria as a top food and wine destination”, pointed out Luka Rossi, the president of Vinistra, the association of winemakers and winegrowers of Istria.

The prefect of the Istrian County Boris Miletić agreed with him, who also pointed out that Malvasia is one of the most famous symbols of the Istrian peninsula.

Many people’s first association with Istria is Malvasia. Although we are not a wine region with the largest vineyard areas, our philosophy is to strive for excellence and I think that the Istrian winemakers prove that, so I congratulate them from the bottom of my heart”, said the Istrian prefect.

Luka Rossi, Marija Vučković, Boris Miletić

Minister of Agriculture Marija Vučković thanked the Istrian winemakers for promotion history, tradition, culture, excellence of Istria and the whole of Croatia.

The Ministry of Agriculture will continue to recognize all your efforts and strive to contribute to any view of your success, internationalization and commercialization. I also congratulate you on hosting the prestigious Concours Mondial de Bruxelles wine judging, which you won based on your quality, and I happily point out that the Ministry of Agriculture and the Government of the Republic of Croatia will support you in this, as well as in all other projects”, the Minister of Agriculture told Istrian winemakers.

Vintage from 2003 to 2020.

The Cattunar and OMO wineries from Brtonigla, Damjanić, Kadum and Agrolaguna performed at the second Vintage by Vinistra promenade tasting with aged malvasias from Poreč, Benvenuti and Bertoš from Kaldir, winery Marijan Arman, Rossi, Pilato and Sosich Wines from Vižinada, Dobravac and Vivoda from Rovinj, Meneghetti from Bala, Matić and Polleti from Višnjan, Anđelini from Pazin, Anđelo Brčić from Nova Vasa, Marcheta from Fažane, In Sylvis from St. Peter in the Forest, Vina Matošević from Krunčići, Vina Zigante and Dešković from Kostanjica, Ipša from Livado, Medea from Vodnjan, Vina Franković from Buje, Kozlović and Prelac from Momjan, Pervino from Novigrad, Tomaz and Fakin from Motovun, Degrassi from Savudrija.

Masterclass delighted wine connoisseurs

Well-known sommelier Emil Perdec before the promenade tasting of aged Malvasia held was an attractive masterclass and presented a wide range of Istrian Malvasia varieties. He chose seven Malvasias that went well with the dishes of Esplanada’s chef Ana Grgić Tomić.

Orange Spritz, Medea Brut, Medea Winery from Vodnjan was a great introduction to this beautiful story. Black sesame tacos, salted black prawn tails tartar, herb and citrus aioli and a crunchy salad were served with sparkling wine from RE Winery Kabola from Momjan.

With the exceptional Bomarchese Selection from 2020 of the winery Degrassi from Savudrija, the smoked sea bass fillet with dried apricot and white pepper sauce went perfectly, and with the excellent Clemente blanc 2020, Damjanić wines from Poreč, the shells of St. Jakova, zucchini, mango marmalade, truffles and coconut.

Intriguing Classica from 2018 Poletti wine from Višnjan and monkfish with chard and potato foam, mullet botarga and panko crumbs were an ideal match, and with the powerful Symphony from 2016 of the Dobravac winery from Rovinj, American striploin with a crown of pine nuts and Parmesan cheese, bearmaise made from brown butter and white asparagus was served. Finally, the sweet Arbor Selection from 2019 In Sylvis wine from Sv. Petra in the Forest with baked orange and almond sponge cake with vanilla cream, aromatic almonds with pepper and cinnamon and baked orange cream. A real explosion of flavors.

Photo by Merlo De Graia


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