Montenegrin Malvasia

2017
White wine
Light yellow wine with greenish reflection, intense aroma, and distinctive fruity freshness. It is characteristic by its full aromas of ripe apricots, fresh pear juice, and acacia flowers. Rounded, vibrant and stable with peaches and apricots in the aftertaste. Refreshing lime aroma makes this wine attractive to everyone.
Montenegrin Malvasia

Description

Year of manufacturing 2017
Wine variety Malvazija
Alcohol 13.0%

Light yellow wine with greenish reflection, intense aroma, and distinctive fruity freshness. It is characteristic by its full aromas of ripe apricots, fresh pear juice, and acacia flowers. Rounded, vibrant and stable with peaches and apricots in the aftertaste. Refreshing lime aroma makes this wine attractive to everyone.


Serving

Temperature: 9 °C
Glass: Extended high glass for white wines


Pairing with food

It goes great  with home made cheese, smoked carp, trout and seafood. We recommend grilled bream or sea bass, octopus under the bell, St. Jacques coquilles, chicken salads, pasta with parmesan cheese and olive oil.


Awards

2019

Malvazija 2017, Gold medal, Mundus Vini, Noistat

Malvazija 2017, Gold medal, CWSA, Hong Kong

2018

Malvazija 2016, Gold medal, Vino Ljubljana

Malvazija 2016, Bronze medal, Decanter World Wine Awards

Malvazija 2017, Bronze medal, Decanter Asia World Wine Awards

Technical characteristic

Harvest

Due to extremely high temperatures and low precipitation during the ripening process, unusual even for Ćemovsko polje, technological maturity of grapes was accelerated. Because of climate conditions, mild dehydration of grapes happened, especially to those with thinner epidermis. Grape dehydration came after the full phase of phenolic ripeness occurred. This led to a high concentration of the chemical composition of berries, therefore, the quality of grapes increased and we had one of the best vintages.

Vineyard

VITICULTURAL AREA Valley of Lake Skadar, Podgorica’s viticultural area
LOCATION Ćemovsko polje; microlocalities: Tuzi, Dinoš and Nikolj crkva
EXPOSITION North-South
SOIL shallow, skeletal
PLANTING DENSITY 2.6×1 m
CULTIVATION bilateral cordun
AVERAGE AGE OF GRAPEVINE from 5 to 12 years

Technical information

GRAPE VARIETY Malvasia
YIELD 7–8 t/ha
HARVEST TIME second half of September
HARVEST METOD hand picked
VINIFICATION inox tanks
TEMPERATURE OF FERMENTATION 18 °C
DURATION OF FERMENTATION 12–14 days
DURATION OF MACERATION maceration in the press pan up to 3 hours
MALOLACTIC FERMENTATION No
AGING in inox tanks, the wine ages on the fine lees, becoming enriched with mannoproteins and polysaccharides, contributing to the fullness of taste.
DURATION OF AGING 8–10 months in inox tanks
CHEMICAL ANALYSIS alcohol–13.00 %vol, pH–3.06, total acids–6.75 g/l;