Clai Wines

Nature in your glass

Our estate lies in Istria, in  a small village Krasica, south of the town of Buje in northern part of Istrian peninsula, close to Slovenian and Italian border. The property encompasses 10 hectares of vineyards and 5 hectares of olive trees. Around 200m above sea level, the vineyards enjoys plenty of sunshine as well as cool and salty sea breezes coming from Adriatic some 10 km to the west. The soil here is limestone flysch – its low fertility and good drainage provide the perfect amount of stress for our old vines.  Our principal goal is to enhance our terroir.

Wine list

Brombonero Brombonero

Brombonero Refošk

Grape varietal
100 % Refošk
Category
Dry red wine
Vintage
2015
Alcohol content
15,5%
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Sv. Jakov Sv. Jakov

Sv. Jakov Malvazija

Grape varietal
100% Istrian Malvazija
Category
Dry white wine
Vintage
2016
Alcohol content
15,5 %
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Ottocento Ottocento

Ottocento white

Grape varietal
Istrian Malvazija, Pinot Gris, Sauvignon Blanc
Category
Dry white wine
Vintage
2015
Alcohol content
13.5 %
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Ottocento Ottocento

Ottocento red

Grape varietal
Refošk, Merlot
Category
Dry red wine
Vintage
2015
Alcohol content
14,5%
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Sparkling wine Sparkling wine

Sparkling wine Brut nature

Grape varietal
Istrian Malvazija, Chardonnay, Plavina
Category
Sparkling wine, extra brut
Vintage
2015
Alcohol content
13 %
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Tasel Tasel

Tasel Sweet wine

Grape varietal
White Muscat
Category
White dessert wine
Vintage
2017
Alcohol content
14,5 %
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Baracija Baracija

Baracija Malvazija

Grape varietal
100 % Istrian Malvazija
Category
Dry white wine
Vintage
2017
Alcohol content
13,5%
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Baracija Baracija

Baracija Refošk

Grape varietal
100 % Refošk
Category
Dry red wine
Vintage
2017
Alcohol content
13%
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After coming to our cellar, the grapes are vinified in a natural way, with spontaneous fermentation on the skins and without the addition of enzymes, selected yeasts or malolactic bacteria. The wines are mellowed in wooden barrels of various sizes, with a long stay on the lees. After nearly two years the wines are bottled without micro or sterile filtering.
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