Clai Wines


Ottocento white

The wine which some would choose as the only wine they would drink till they die.

Ottocento is a cuvée made of Malvazija and Pinot Grigio. Percent of the varietals variaties from harvest to harvest depending about yield. Even though Malvazija often prevails in the wine, Pinot Grigio influences the pink colour of the Ottocento. It is the wine which we keep on 14 to 15 degrees Celsius and which we never drink chilled and which got the name from family joke from the beginning of the production, the story you will hear at the winery.

Grape varietal
Istrian Malvazija, Pinot Gris
Free sulfur dioxide
19 mg/L
Dry white wine
Yield per wine
1 - 1,5kg
Total dry extract
23,0 g/L
By hand
Reducing sugar
1,8 g/L
Alcohol content
14,5 %
Harvest time
Wine growing area
Western Istria, Croatia
Total acidity
5,9 g/L
Soil composition
Sandyclay, heavy clay


Grapes are hand picked, de-stemmed and gravity fed into large wooden barrels for maceration which is started with natural yeasts. Malvazija macerates about 15 days and Pinot Grigio and Sauvignon Blanc 5 to 6 days on the temperature at 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. We mix the grapes at least three times a day in which period wine undergoes also malo-lactic fermentation. After pressing it is aged at least two years in big wooden barrels (1000 to 2500 l).

Wine production: Fermentation on the skins in open vats, without the addition of selected yeasts and enzymes

Aging: In large wooden casks

Bottle: 0,75 l

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