Malvasia Istriana

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90
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Benvenuti 2012 Malvasia Istriana (Istria)

  1. $17

Heady aromas of lemon blossom, jasmine and orange peel draw you into the glass. A crisp backbone of lime zest is supported by healthy minerality and a refreshing finish.

 — J.J.  (7/1/2014)
87
points

Bastianich 2010 Adriatico Malvasia Istriana (Istria)

  1. $16

Though aromatically subdued, there’s an intensity of tangerine and lime zest flavor in this dry, invigorating Malvasia. The midpalate is marked by elegant white-flower notes that linger on the slightly astringent lime-pith finish.

 — A.I.  (12/1/2012)
87
points

Valter Sirk 2010 Malvazija Malvasia Istriana (Goriška Brda)

  1. $30

A musky white-flower note melds into savory notes of hazelnut oil and nut skin on the nose and palate of this smoky, rather mysterious wine. Tart with tangerine acidity, it’s refreshingly brisk but finishes long with a hint of smoky vanilla.

 — A.I.  (12/1/2012)
87
points

Matošević 2008 Alba Malvasia Istriana (Istria)

  1. $20

Bright and clean with freshly pressed apples and pears on the nose, this is an easy-quaffing, medium-bodied Croatian Malvasia to pair with seafood and other light fare. Luscious on the palate with a rich, toasted hazelnut note, it’s balanced by a lemony acidity and a brisk minerality throughout.

 — A.I.  (5/1/2011)
87
points

Marega 2004 Malvasia Istriana (Collio)

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Here’s a sophisticated expression of Malvasia with tones of toasted almond, melon and mature peach. You’ll get honey and yellow rose and a nice mineral taste that gives the wine interesting dimension. Pair it with shellfish or delicate white meat.

 — M.L.  (7/1/2008)
85
points

Livon 2008 Soluna Malvasia Istriana (Delle Venezie)

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  1. $25

This pure expression of Malvasia Istriana only sees stainless steel in order to preserve its naturally fresh and floral aromas of honeysuckle and peach blossom. The wine is soft and round with a zesty, crisp close.

 — M.L.  (8/1/2009)
85
points

Ronco del Gelso 2006 Malvasia Malvasia Istriana (Friuli Isonzo)

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  1. $22

Flat and a bit flabby on the nose, this golden Malvasia delivers aromas of stone fruit, mature melon, ash and white mineral. The wine is definitely much more lively in the mouth. where sharp mineral tones add definition and the wine’s natural acidity kicks in.

 — M.L.  (8/1/2009)
85
points

Conte d'Attimis-Maniago 2006 Malvasia Istriana (Colli Orientali del Friuli)

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  1. $15

The focus here is on aromas that recall banana and exotic fruit although you will encounter background notes of peach and honey. It is fruity and slightly sweet tasting with zesty fruit on the close.

 — M.L.  (7/1/2008)
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