Wine region: Karst
Variety: 100% malvasia
Maceration: 2 days
Maturation: 2 years in French oak barrels
Boris’s tip: Natural approach but not orange. Beautiful taste and aromas. Non filtered fresh wine.
Straw-colored, which draws on orange, actually already reddish tones, as if reflecting the karst cerina, a red finger. The sumptuous flower is reminiscent of the honey-bearing flowers of fruit trees and karst shrubs, especially holly, blackthorn and hawthorn, as well as ripe autumn fruit. In the mouth, it gives us the challenging freshness of citrus fruits and minerality, smooth harmony and a long aftertaste, during which balsamic notes come to the fore.
We are advocates of sustainable development; therefore all Derenda’s varieties of single vineyard wines are considered biologically grown. Not only grape harvesting but every single task in vineyards is done by hand and respectfully. The vines get their strength from the incredibly mineral-rich and unique red loamy soil called “Terra Rossa”, characteristic only for percolating and sun-kissed Karst.
One bottle of wine is made from only one grapevine. The wines have rounded fruitiness and softness of tannins and they may have a long life ahead, but still retain youth and freshness. They are characterized by fullness and pleasantness, which is achieved at low alcohol levels.
Pairing with food: to be combined with a savory pie with aromatic herbs.