Istrian tasting notes - new blood
The following producers (listed alphabetically) have been established relatively recently (post 1990). See also these tasting notes on wine made by wine producers with a longer history. CLAI, Buje (northwest Istria) Giorgio Clai, retired restaurateur from Trieste, has 6 ha of vineyards (and 3 ha of olive trees). Clai follows organic and biodynamic principles, and his wines are made with spontaneous fermentation, no additional enzymes, no selected yeasts and no filtering. I didn't get a chance to chat to him personally, but he presented the wines at the Chiavalon dinner, where I got a sense of the fierce...
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