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Presentation of aged Malvasia

A total of 33 winemakers, 53 Malvasias

VINTAGE - The presentation of aged Malvasia is an event with a focus on the promotion of Istria's eno-star - Malvasia Istriana, by demonstrating its versatility. It represents the knowledge and effort of Istrian winemakers and gives professionals and a limited audience the opportunity to taste these interesting wines.

The event is of a closed nature, for the business audience and is held at the Esplanade Hotel in Zagreb. It consists of two parts:

  • Masterclass - Specially designed menu by chef Ana Grgić Tomić and sommelier Emil Perdec
  • Presentation - Winemakers present their Malvasias to the public in the form of a fair

In 2023, a total of 33 winemakers, 53 Malvasias were presented, with the youngest from 2020 and the oldest from 2003. Some of them are multiple champions and medal winners. All of the well-known wineries are participating - Cattunar and OMO from Brtonigla, Damjanić, Kadum and Agrolaguna from Poreč, Benvenuti and Bertoša from Kaldir, Marijan Arman Winery, Rossi, Pilato and Sosich Wines from Vižinada, Dobravac and Vivoda from Rovinj, Meneghetti from Bale, Matić and Poletti from Višnjan, Anđelini from Pazin, Anđelo Brčić from Nova Vasa, Marčeta from Fažana, In Sylvis from Sv. Petra u Šumi, Vina Matošević from Krunčići, Vina Zigante and Dešković from Kostanjica, Ipša from Livade, Medea from Vodnjan, Vina Franković from Buje, Kozlović and Prelac from Momjan, Pervino from Novigrad, Tomaz and Fakin from Motovun, Degrassi from Savudrija.

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VINTAGE by Vinistra 2022

The potential of the teran variety

“While being the most challenging red variety in Croatia, Teran is a wild stallion that Istrians decided to saddle", said Luka Rossi, president of Vinistra.

In the 19th century, when there were more than 34 thousand hectares of vineyards in Istria, which is more than today's areas in the entire Croatia, Teran was the most represented variety with a share of more than 80 percent. “In comparison, today only ten percent of vineyard areas are planted with it, while Istrian Malvasia accounts for 60 percent," said Professor Bubola.

“This is a big event, not only because Teran was promoted today in Zagreb, in the capital that certainly has the greatest potential for the promotion and consumption of such top products, but also because it is the first event at such a high level since the dispute with Slovenia when we officially got the possibility to use the name Teran. I am extremely proud of Vinistra for deciding to take such a step forward and for presenting the aged Teran in the most beautiful way possible", said Ezio Pinzan, the head of the Administrative Department for Agriculture, Forestry, Hunting, Fisheries and Water Management of the Istria County.