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Istrian tasting notes - new blood
24 Aug 2012 by Tamlyn Currin
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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