Apples, white flowers, mineral and earth. There is a charm to this nose for sure. There is also some complexing secondary notes too. The palate is all crisp lemon acid with good length and a briney note. I’m not sure about aging potential so I’d drink Matosevic Alba young and fresh. King fish would be the perfect match here.
Matosevic is situated in the cool, high altitude region of Istria on the Mediterranean sea. They are focussed making great wines from the native varieties of the region, embracing modern practice they are making distinctive and enjoyable wine.
In the very North Western corner of Crotia. High altitudes, mild conditions along with a limestone layer make for some lovely wines. Local grapes; Teran (red) and Malvazija (white) are the focus here.
Istrian Malvazia/Malvazija Istarska
DNA test shows it is no relation to the more commonly seen Malvasia varieties and that it is a local grape to Istria. It’s moderate yields and disease resistance are much desired. Good acid and a pretty nose are common in the wines it makes.