Wine region: Vipava Valley
Variety: 70% malvazija, 30% sauvignon
Vinification: fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks
Maturation: 10 months, steel tanks
Mi = Matija & Irena = us (en.) = noi (it.) = mi (sl.)
This is the wine for us. Matija loves Malvazija and Irena loves Sauvignon. So the cuvee of Malvazija and Sauvignon was an obvious choice. The challenge was how to define the ratio. But this was also solved easily: Matija is taller and drinks more than Irena; hence in Mi there is 70% Malvazija and 30% Sauvignon.
In Mi we try to express the balance between Sauvignon, which is aromatic, but light and crispy and Malvazija, which is more powerful and full-bodied because of the full ripeness of the grapes.
The intertwined aromas give you hints from both parts. On one side exotic fruits like mango and on the other side floral aromas and a touch of herbs. The taste is also a blend of Sauvignon’s crispiness and Malvazija’s full body and richness.
Mi is 100% fermented in stainless steel. When the fermentation of Malvazija begins, the fermentation of Sauvignon is almost over, so we blend the two parts together already during Malvazija’s fermentation.