Wine Details

Ronco Dei Tassi Malvasia Collio DOC

Though there are many types of Malvasia grapes grown throughout Italy, Malvasia Istriana (the name coming from the peninsula of Istria located in the Adriatic Sea) is undoubtedly considered the varietal of excellence when it comes to dry white wines. The grapes for this Malvasia come from 60 year-old vines planted in a miniscule terraced vineyard (less than 4 acres) with optimal southern exposure. Indeed, this is a wine of great equilibrium whose vinification and aging exclusively in stainless steel allow all the typical characteristics and aromas of the variety to come alive. On the nose, classic distinctive notes of peach and apricot blend with aromas of ripe pear, tangerine zest and floral notes of lime, acacia and wild flowers to close with a hint of aromatic herbs and light mineral underpinnings. A bright, round palate lifts the savory finish.

Region:

Producer:

Ronco Dei Tassi

Varietal:

100% Malvasia

Vineyard:

Quarin (3.7 acres)

Yield:

1.5-1.6 kg per vine

Aging:

Some months in stainless steel vats

Alcohol content:

13.5%

Age of vines:

60 years

Soil:

Sandy marl

Training:

Guyot double-arched cane

Average altitude:

200 meters (656 feet) a.s.l.

Vinification:

Temperature-controlled fermentation in stainless steel tanks followed by partial malolactic fermentation

Flavors:

Bright round palate with energizing mineral notes, suggestive of wet stone, that lift the savory finish

Colors:

Straw yellow

Aromas:

Ripe pear, white peach and tangerine zest

Recent press reviews

91

Ronco Dei Tassi Malvasia Collio DOC 2019

Wine Enthusiast (91)- "Aromas of yellow stone fruit, Alpine herb and wet stone shape the nose. Reflecting the aromas, the medium-bodied, rounded palate offers peach, yellow apple and mature grapefruit before a flinty finish. Tangy acidity keeps it juicy."

91

Ronco Dei Tassi Malvasia Collio DOC 2018

James Suckling (91)- "Dried-apple rind, loquat and buttercups come to the surface. Medium-to-full bodied and quite mouth-filling with a solid backbone of acidity and undertones of spices. Drink now. "

92

Ronco Dei Tassi Malvasia Collio DOC 2017

James Suckling (92)- "Quite intense aromas of peach pit and dried apricots transform slowly into riper tropical-fruit nuances such as mangoes and papaya. There's real density on the full-bodied palate, which also supports a graceful frame of bright acidity. Drink now. "