Malvasia Istriana is an old vine, first discovered in Greece more than two thousand years ago. Starting on the Greeks islands, this vine has spread all over the territories of the Adriatic sea. During 14th Century some writers reported that the Malvasia Istriana vines had spread to the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region.


Adriano Gigante has grown these grapes for many years, but he decided to vinificate it in 2013. Although it is the youngest wine in the Gigante family, it is already a prized wine. Gigante Estates decided late to vinificate these grapes as they had to determine a method of vinification that would best maintain the original balsamic and aromatic features. It was decided that the best method would be to use a long maturation in stainless steel tanks at a low controlled temperature.

Classification: D.O.C. Friuli Isonzo
Vineyard: Gigante
Production Area: Corno di Rosazzo, Friuli Venezia Giulia Region, Italy
Grapes: Malvasia
Alcohol:  15% Vol
Sugar: 0.3 g/L
Dry Extract: 20.2 g/L
Serving Temperature: 10-12 °C
Aging: 8 years
Bottles Capacity: 750 ml