Whites - Malvasia Blend

Frederick Stevenson Morbinos 2020

Where - Adelaide Hills, South Australia
What - Malvasia Istriana - 46%, Malvasia Bianca - 39%, Vermentino  - 15%
Body - Medium
Style - Contemplate

On skins for 4-5 days. Pressed to older oak, left undisturbed for 9 months. 1 month in stainless prior to bottling. Idea is to be textural and accentuate the fruit characters of the Malvasia without venturing into orange / dried out territory. Passionfruit, green mango, exotic spices, scotch finger biscuits (buttery dough), lemon curd, nougat & citrus oil. Oily upfront, into sweeter fruit, w spiced tannin and fresh / race acid. Textural w a nice long finish. Malvasia Bianca brings the racey acid and sweet tropical fruit spectrum. A loud guy at the party. Malvasia Istriana is a bit more of a wall flower, takes a fair bit longer to get to know, but is interesting and layered.. - Frederick Stevenson