Rodica Sparkling Malvasia
Truške, Istria, Slovenia
Think orange wine meets pet-nat, meets traditional method sparkling. Exceptionally elegant and sophisticated, quite fruity and floral, but still a tad bit funky. Lots of chewy texture, layers of complexity.
Serve it cold as an aperitif, but also with charcuterie, young cheeses, or not so sweet desserts like olive oil cake.
The picturesque hills near Marezige and Truške are located 5 km from the Adriatic sea. Rodica family vineyards enjoy significant day-night temperature swings, constant breezes, which keeps the vineyards well-ventilated and naturally healthy for organic farming. The soil is rich with minerals, consisting predominantly of limestone. The vines are forced to “fight” to get water, which results in better quality grapes.