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Zeljko2013 wrote a review Oct 2018
Rijeka, Croatia16 contributions12 helpful votes
Well recently I visited vine maker Gambaletto, after my return from China and upon checked the status of my wine cellar, where I paniclly realize that I am on a low level with my favorite drinks, and that's wine. The Gambaletto Cellar is located in the beautiful part of western Istra, below the small village of Krasica, which lies at the foot of Mount Činić. Gambaletto (or Ecio Činić) is a wine producer in the traditional way, or "as his grandfather did," which is a bit of a shadow today, when most winemakers use purchased yeast and well filter wine so that in indigenous varieties remains what remains . Than the aromatic additives are rather used, and at the opening of the bottle of particular wine, the guest "sniffs" all sorts of aromas (buke) that are practically made. Gambaletto breeds several of its autochthonous grape varieties, which are further processed by long lasting maceration, on the original yeast, and by the minimal addition of sulphite. This requires a lot of effort and attention throughout the process. But at the end you get really top quality autohthonous wine, at really acceptable price. This small producer also has olive plantations and produces virgin olive oil. If you want to enjoy the beautiful ambiente of Western Istra below Mount Činić and drink the old real taste of Malvazija, Teran or Merlot, you must truly see this cult and prospective winemaker whose time is coming. Nota bene, try Teran 2011. Zeljko…
Date of experience: October 2018
SeaJonathan wrote a review Sep 2018
Seattle, Washington79 contributions41 helpful votes
We were invited in and ended up chatting with Mr. Gambaletto as he poured us his two wines. Well worth the trip to sample his one man shop of wine and olive oil making.
Date of experience: September 2018
pramodk888 wrote a review Nov 2015
Mumbai, India36 contributions12 helpful votes
The words and the fusion combine and give new definition for the place,Its amazing giving you all sorts of known material and describing its randomness full of persons.
Date of experience: April 2015