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BODY: Medium +
TANNIN: Medium -
ORIGIN: Istria & Kvarner, Croatia
- Sauvignon Blanc
- Pinot Grigio (Pinot Gris)
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Clai Ottocento Bjeli White 2018 is an extraordinary and captivating white wine produced by Clai, a renowned winery in Croatia. This unique wine showcases the indigenous grape varieties of Istria, combined with the winery's commitment to organic and biodynamic farming practices.
Grape Varietals & Region: Clai Ottocento Bjeli is crafted from a blend of indigenous white grape varieties Istrian Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc & Pinot Gris. These grapes are sourced from the Istrian region in Croatia, which is known for its diverse and high-quality vineyards.
Taste Profile: Prepare to be enchanted by the complexity and depth of flavors in Clai Ottocento Bjeli. It offers a harmonious blend of citrus and tropical fruit notes, such as ripe lemon, pineapple, and peach, complemented by hints of floral and herbal undertones. The wine showcases a medium to full body, vibrant acidity, and a mineral-driven character, leading to a long and satisfying finish.
Winemaking Process: Clai follows a natural winemaking approach, focusing on organic and biodynamic farming methods. The grapes are hand-harvested at optimal ripeness, de-stemmed & fed into open top oak barrels, undergoing spontaneous fermentation using native yeasts. The wine is aged in oak barrels for at least 2 years, allowing the fruit to express itself while gaining complexity and texture.
Clai is a family-owned winery led by the visionary winemaker, Giorgio Clai. With a passion for biodynamic viticulture and minimal intervention winemaking, Clai strives to create wines that reflect the unique character of Istria's terroir. Their commitment to organic farming and artisanal practices has earned them recognition as one of Croatia's top producers.