Istrian Whites and Reds from Clai Bijele Zemlje.
Giorgio Clai. Photo by Maya Pedersen.
Originally from the Croatian portion of Istria -a region defined as much by the Alpine foothills as the Adriatic Sea- Giorgio Clai moved to Trieste at a very young age, where he later found success managing one of the city's most reputable restaurants.
Soil: Sandy clay, heavy clay
Grapes: Pinot Grigio, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc
Vinification: Grapes are co-fermented with 8 to 12 days of skin maceration. Vinified and aged in oak casks. Small amounts of sulfur added at bottling.