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Kozlović Malvazija (2012) – “Floral aromas, with ripe green apple…pear, apricot, pineapple and grape notes, with a distinct minerality…crisp and very well-balanced.”

Located in Momjan on the Istrian Peninsula in north-western Croatia, Kozlović Malvazija is harvested from three vineyards (Vale, Sveta Lucia, Kontarini), the age of which ranges from five to 49 years. The Malvazija grapes are picked by hand and fermented in stainless steel barrels.

Score – 90/100 (non-blind)


  • Name – Kozlović Malvasia
  • Vintage – 2012
  • Variety – Malvazija Istarska (Malvasia)
  • Region – Western Istria, Croatia
  • Alcohol – 12.6%
  • Serving temperature – 10-12 degrees
  • Serve now through to 2016.

Tasting Notes

  • Clear, medium straw yellow, with green hues;
  • Fresh, clean nose; medium-to-pronounced intensity;
  • Floral aromas, with ripe green apple and a hint of pepper;
  • Pear, apricot, pineapple and grape notes, with a distinct minerality;
  • Medium-to-high acidity; crisp and very well-balanced;
  • Long finish, with a slight bitterness.

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