Louis Dressner Selections - Wine Importer
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.


This visit at Clai Bijele Zemlje took place in April, 2013.

Words by Jules Dressner, photos by Maya Pedersen.


"Ottocento Bijeli"
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.


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