The word Karst is derived from the Latin Carsus, a word that the Romans once used for stony and sterile areas. For the Friulan Karst, for example. Most of it is made of limestone and stores water so badly that it is rather hostile to life for 99% of the fauna and flora: not so for sandoters, bock beetles and mosor lizards, the snake skin jaw, the quendula-leaved mountain mint and malvasia Istriana.
The latter also thrives in the Friulan Isonzo level and in Collio, but the most spectacular results delivered in the barren and rocky soils of the kar. Malvasia - like many other grape varieties, only more extreme, cannot handle waterlogging: If you plant them in rainy areas in clay soils have in common.
Branko Čotar put his Malvasiastocks in the thin layer of red earth around his winery in Gorjansko more than thirty years ago. The generally inhospitable conditions ensure natural yield reduction and consequently a few but concentrated and balanced grapes.
The Čotars basically macerate all of their wines and also treat their Malvasia for a week on the mash. After that, the wine is pressed out in oak barrels for 24 months after completing fermentation.
Dry fruit and autumn-earthy notes bed in a warm and concentrated texture, which suggests a lot of strength, but is surprisingly reserved in the alcohol content. Pulls his track dynamically and powerfully towards the palate. A fantastic companion to Prsut.
Grape variety: Malvasia Istriana
Vineyard: Terra Rossa over lime
reading: By hand in small boxes
Fermentation: spontaneous | Wild yeast, 7 days in contact with the bowls
expansion: 24 months in used wooden barrels
SO₂: 9 mg/l
Alcohol content: 12%
Closure: Natural corks
Drinking temperature: 12 °
Perfect drinking maturity: From now on - 2033
Bottle format: 0.75 l
Content and price per liter:0.75 l/(€ 41.12/l)
All winemakers listed at Vinonudo work in their vineyards with compost, organic fertilizer and natural preparations and do without the use of herbicides, pesticides and artificial fertilizers.