The finals of the recently concluded competition for the best sommelier of the world –ASI Contestfor Best Sommelier of the World – featured four wines offered for tasting, including 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora. It is a rare achievement for the Croatian wine industry to have a Croatian wine in the finals of such a prestigious global competition.
“We are exceptionally proud with this great acknowledgement for our winery. The inclusion of 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora in the same group as some of the best wines of the world confirms the quality of our wine, but also of our work in which we rely on nature. The use of amphora in the process of wine production is a primordial way of turning grapes into wine, and you can taste the real flavour of the variety and terroir,” said Marino Markežić, owner of the Kabola winery.
The 2015 Kabola Malvazija Amfora wine is characterised by a beautiful straw yellow colour with golden edges and is crystal clear and vibrant. Initially, you can feel the quince compote note followed by the note of dry fern, and then followed by the note of star anise and vanilla and the notes of aromatic herbs. The wine is dry, partly warm and soft, and on the other hand, it has lovely freshness, mildly present tannins, excellent minerality and full body.