Golden yellow in the glass. The nose is mysterious and delicious, not at all fruit-forward like most Malvasias in Istria, but dirty and very earthy. The aromas are so tightly intertwined and with time you can recognize dry hay, wet clay, dry figs, rosemary, bay leaf, macchia and light medicinal note. Definitely there are plenty of things to smell in this wine, but the real action happens in the mouth. First the acidity bites the palate, and it is good to have it so strong since it successfully manages to balance out the high alcohol content. The wine is slightly tannic, has a nice silky texture on the tongue, with powerful flavor and body. Exploding mouthwatering minerality improves further the balance and makes the finish moderately long, clean and delicious. The fight between acids, salts, alcohol and fatness is so compelling that soon – in a glance – you find yourself finishing the third glass…
Food pairing: Fish raw (sashimi), Oysters and other raw seafood.
|Grape variety||Sauvignon blanc,Muller Thurgau and Graševina|
|Serving temp.||8-10 ºC|
Vines have grown at the site of Bolfan Vinski Vrh, Croatia for thousands of years. Dating as far back as the Roman Empire this estate has been the site where many wines have been produced and tasted. With thousands of years to practise their craft, it’s no wonder this charming winery is home to award-winning wines.
Tomislav Bolfan is commited to reach the peak in wine production - completely natural wine - as he says: is the goal we wish to achieve by implementing a 100 % natural method of vine growing followed by processing must into wine. Fresh wine, different mineral and fruity natural aromas, flowery varietal fragrances, for people who look for more, people who can recognise the difference.
Bolfan Vinski Vrh’s philosophy is that wine is made for personal pleasure, relaxation, dancing, socialising and special moments. Join them on their journey to realise these beliefs by experiencing the very best that Croatia has to offer.
Tomislav Bolfan, you could say, is the most important winemaker from Zagorje area who has a few wines awarded at the Decanter World Cup held every year.