We haven’t heard of Korenika & Moškon wines in a while, so let’s look at their Malvazija Selekcija, a wine produced from selected bunches coming from two vineyards that spent more than three years in barrels.
Matej and Tina over at Korenika & Moškon are advocates of biodynamic production, and everything produced by them follows these principles. For this Malvasia Istriana grapes are coming from two vineyards. Kalcinar with twenty-one and Bankina with sixty years old vines. The soil is a mixture of flysch composed primarily of marine sediments, marl and clay.
Grapes are hand-harvested, destemmed and crushed. The mash then macerates for fifteen days at uncontrolled temperatures with spontaneous fermentation. After gentle pressing, the wine gets racked with lees in oak barrels where it matures for ten months and is finally racked in large 2.000-litre oak to mature altogether for thirty-eight months. Finally, it is bottled without filtration, and after a couple of months of bottle ageing, it enters the market.
Korenika & Moškon’s Malvazija Selekcija displays a deep golden yellow colour with an amber hue.
The nose is intense, reminding resin, followed by overripe yellow fruit, apricot, pineapple, sultana, baked apples, dried white flowers and acacia honey. Nutmeg, vanilla, liquorice are representatives of sweet spices, all enhanced by the aroma of marl.
A dry wine with accentuated freshness, tingling but flirting with softness and slight bitterness. Its vigorous body nicely rounds off a long-lasting and elegant aftertaste where mainly aromas of dried fruit, honey and sweet spices appear. You can drink it now, but it has the potential to evolve in the following seven years.