The indigenous Malvasia Istriana (istarska malvasija) will stage on its first ever en primeur tasting organized by the Association of winegrowers and winemakers of Istria – Vinistra. The tasting is one of the events leading up to Istria’s most important wine event in the calendar – the Vinistra 19th wine expo edition set for May 11-13 in Porec.
Fresh new Malvasias
The professionals and the general public will have the chance to taste the new Malvasias soon to be released on the market on the en primeur tasting event taking place on Monday February 13 at the Regent Esplanade hotel in Zagreb, the capital. The professionals such as sommeliers, restaurants owners and chefs will have the chance to assess the potential of the Malvasias vintage 2011, get to know the producers, learn about the specifics of the wine and how to present it to their customers.
The first en primeur tasting
This is the first ever en primeur tasting of any wine variety organized in Croatia, a practice traditional to the wine regions of Bordeaux, Burgundy and Rhone.
Vinistra head Ivica Matosevic, one of the wine producers who was at the heart of the Renaissance of the Istrian wine scene, explained „Vinistra has always had a new and innovative approach in promoting Istrian winemakers and the Istrian way of life. I believe that by organizing the en primeur tasting we are raising the bar high for all other wine regions in Croatia and trying to keep up the pace with the international wine scene“, said Matosevic.
36 producers take part
There are 36 wine producers in total who will take part in the tasting including labels such as Arman Franc, Benvenuti, Cattunar, Coronica, Cossetto, Degrassi, Kabola, Kozlovic, Matosevic, Meneghetti, Poletti, Radovan, Ritosa, Tercolo, Tomaz, Trapan and Pilato.
To register for the tasting follow the Vinistra link.