Kabola winery in Momjan, Istria has presented an exclusive limited edition Malvasia wine aged under the sea.
Malvazija Under the Sea has been aged for one year in the sea at a depth of 22 metres in silence and semi-darkness under pressure, while the sea currents – constantly oscillated at a temperature of 7 to 12 degrees.
Malvazija Under the Sea from 2017 by Kabola winery is full of flavour and has a long aftertaste. Unlike the Malvasia of the same year that was aged in the cellar at the winery near Momjan, this limited edition of 200 bottles kept an exceptional freshness.
The wine has remained a greenish-yellow colour, is crystal clear and partly dense. It still captivates with the scents of acacia flowers, notes of fresh apple, lime peel and mint leaves. Dry, warm and soft, medium body and pleasant minerality is in excellent balance. It has a pronounced intense taste, harmonious and very drinkable, with a note of a peach aftertaste.
“It’s as fresh as if we kept it in the refrigerator,” says Marino Markežić, the owner of the Kabola winery, who has so far dropped Malvasia into the sea in cages four times. And with each extraction from the depths of the sea, he says new flavours are discovered.
“This is a good way to check the quality of our Malvasia, to see what the wine tells us after this treatment, and it is a special feeling when after a year you pull it out of the depths of the sea and taste it right on the shore. It is a real pleasure for us winemakers, and it is a special experience for our guests, true connoisseurs and wine lovers, who are happy to discover new shades in Malvasia from the original bottles on which shells have stuck to,” says Markežić.