Clai Wines

Sv. Jakov

Sv. Jakov Malvazija

Sv. Jakov Malvazija is an high quality wine made od 100% Istrian Malvasia. Sv. Jakov comes from 50 year old vines growing in a single 42 year old vineyard on the hill of the same name just south of the town of Buje.  Wine is eco certified and it is one of the most important labels in the winery so it is bottled only in best years.

Grape varietal
100% Istrian Malvazija
Viticulture
Organic
Free sulfur dioxide
14 mg/L
Category
Dry white wine
Yield per wine
1 - 1,5kg
Total dry extract
25,9 g/L
Vintage
2016
Harvested
By hand
Reducing sugar
2,6 g/L
Alcohol content
15,5 %
Harvest time
September
Wine growing area
Western Istria, Croatia
Total acidity
5,6 g/L
Soil composition
Rocky clay
pH
3,54

Vinification

The grapes are de-stemmed, crushed, and gravity fed with their skins into large wooden vats for spontaneous fermentation using only the naturally present local yeasts. The grapes are macerated on their skins for close to three months at 22 to 25 degrees Celsius. Pigeage, the breaking of the solid must cap, is done at least three times a day. The wine also undergoes malo-lactic fermentation. After gentle pneumatic pressing it is aged for two years in old large (1000 and 2500 liters) oak bottle. 

Vineyard

Sv. Jakov comes from 50 year old vines growing in a single 42 year old vineyard on the hill of the same name just south of the town of Buje.


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, 1,5 l, 3 l


Awards

Sv. Jakov 2015 Croatian wine of the year 2018

“10 wines to try before you die” by Margaret Rand in Decanter December 2018 issue:

“101 wines to try before you die” by Margaret Mead: “I love a sense of authenticity… this is to do with a sense of risk, a sense of individuality — a sense of place, yes, but also a feeling of energy. It is the opposite of the safe, the industrial, the reliably crowd-pleasing.” Thank you #margaretrand for Including our Sv. Jakov in your new book “101 wines to try before you die” – the quote above captures our philosophy exactly! #101winestotrybeforeyoudie

 

Decanter: 10 wines to try before you die

Tasting notes

Vintage 2016 tasting notes:

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