2018 Gašper, Malvazija, Goriška Brda, Slovenia
£15.95 £13.95 per bottle
I do not write up many Slovenian wines because they are not particularly prevalent over here, but this 100% Malvasia Istriana is a wine that will have me actively seeking more of these beauties out. Made just over the Italian border from the Friuli wine region and using an identical climate to capture the drama and freshness which makes mirror-image Italian wines so compelling, this is a fragrant number but it never slips into overt soapiness. Malvazija, or Malvasia, is a perfumed variety with a grapey, ripe, juicy demeanour and yet there is tension here which tightens the bright, generous nose and sharpens it to a stiletto point. Epic with Japanese, Thai, Vietnamese and Malaysian dishes it respects gentle spice and complex flavours by harmonising elegantly with its sleek flavours.
Order online or call The Old Bridge Wine Shop on 01480 458 410 and quote 'MoneyWeek Wines'