White Blends

Clai Ottocento Bijeli 2017

  • 2017
  • 750ml
  • White
  • 14.5%
  • White Blends
  • Pinot Grigio, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc
  • Clai
  • Istria
  • Croatia
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Pinot Grigio, Malvasia, Sauvignon Blanc
Winery
Clai
Region
Istria
Country
Croatia
  • Orange
  • Boutique
91 AVG
Drink now through to 2025. Serve chilled.

With just 8 hectares under vine, this boutique winery has been in the hands of the same family for generations and is currently run by talented winemaker Giorgio Clai. The Clai family’s winemaking philosophy centres around a celebration of indigenous grapes which they skillfully blend with popular international varieties that suit the Istrian terroir.

Their Bijeli is a dry white blend of local Istrian malvasia, Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc which are all harvested from the family’s organically-farmed vineyards on the Istrian Peninsula close to the border with Italy. After the harvest the grape must is vinified along with the skins using wild yeasts which are naturally present on the skins of the grapes. The wine is then aged in large wooden casks for around 15 months to soften and integrate the four different components until Giorgio decides it is ready to bottle and release.

Giorgio’s wines have developed a cult following in top restaurants and wine bars all over the world and it’s easy to see why once you take a sip of his stunning Bijeli. On the nose there are seductive notes of lemon curd, acacia flowers, ripe peaches and caramel, while the palate is well-rounded with spicy hints from the barrel ageing and plenty of ripe stone fruit and orange flavours.
€ 27.94 € 27.94 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Description
Drink now through to 2025. Serve chilled.

With just 8 hectares under vine, this boutique winery has been in the hands of the same family for generations and is currently run by talented winemaker Giorgio Clai. The Clai family’s winemaking philosophy centres around a celebration of indigenous grapes which they skillfully blend with popular international varieties that suit the Istrian terroir.

Their Bijeli is a dry white blend of local Istrian malvasia, Pinot gris, Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc which are all harvested from the family’s organically-farmed vineyards on the Istrian Peninsula close to the border with Italy. After the harvest the grape must is vinified along with the skins using wild yeasts which are naturally present on the skins of the grapes. The wine is then aged in large wooden casks for around 15 months to soften and integrate the four different components until Giorgio decides it is ready to bottle and release.

Giorgio’s wines have developed a cult following in top restaurants and wine bars all over the world and it’s easy to see why once you take a sip of his stunning Bijeli. On the nose there are seductive notes of lemon curd, acacia flowers, ripe peaches and caramel, while the palate is well-rounded with spicy hints from the barrel ageing and plenty of ripe stone fruit and orange flavours.
  • UPS Express Shipping option available at the checkout
  • Add gift options at the checkout
 
Available in cases
More from this winery
Clai Ottocento Crno 2017
Clai Ottocento Crno 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Other Red Blends
Grapes
Merlot, Refosco
Winery
Clai
Region
Istria
Country
Croatia
92 AVG
€ 27.94 € 27.94 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Clai Sv. Jakov Malvazija 2017
Clai Sv. Jakov Malvazija 2017
  • 2017
  • White
  • 15%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Malvasia
Grapes
Malvasia
Winery
Clai
Region
Istria
Country
Croatia
94 AVG
€ 39.95 € 39.95 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
More from this varietal
Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois 2020
Mordoree Lirac Blanc La Reine des Bois 2020
  • 2020
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Rhone White Blend
Winery
Mordoree
Region
Rhone
Country
France
92 AVG
€ 23.38 € 23.38 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Acustic Celler Ritme Blanc 2018
Acustic Celler Ritme Blanc 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Garnacha Blanca and Macabeo
Winery
Acustic Cellar
Region
Catalonia
Country
Spain
92 AVG
€ 17.25 € 17.25 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc Tradition 2019
Bosquet des Papes Chateauneuf Du Pape Blanc Tradition 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
45% Clairette, 35% Grenache Blanc, 20% Bourboulenc
Winery
Bosquet des Papes
Region
Rhone
Country
France
92 AVG
€ 31.48 € 31.48 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Querciabella Batar 2018
Querciabella Batar 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Chardonnay, Pinot Blanc
Winery
Querciabella
Region
Tuscany
Country
Italy
94 AVG
€ 67.47 € 67.47 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Matar Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020
Matar Sauvignon Blanc Semillon 2020
  • 2020
  • White
  • 12.2%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
12.2%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Sauvignon Blanc - Semillon
Winery
Matar
Region
Galilee
Country
Israel
90 AVG
€ 25.69 € 25.69 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Pillitteri Estates Gewurztraminer Riesling 2017
Pillitteri Estates Gewurztraminer Riesling 2017
  • 2017
  • White
  • 12%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
12%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Gewurztraminer, Riesling
Winery
Pillitteri Estates
Region
Ontario
Country
Canada
90 AVG
€ 14.94 € 14.94 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Franz Haas Manna 2018
Franz Haas Manna 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 13%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Riesling, Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Gewurztraminer
Winery
Franz Haas
Region
Trentino-Alto Adige
Country
Italy
92 AVG
€ 24.93 € 24.93 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Livon Braide Alte 2018
Livon Braide Alte 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc, Picolit, Moscato Giallo
Winery
Livon
Region
Friuli
Country
Italy
93 AVG
€ 33.50 € 33.50 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes Du Rhone La Redonne 2019
Jean-Luc Colombo Cotes Du Rhone La Redonne 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Viognier, Roussanne
Winery
Vins Jean-Luc Colombo
Region
Rhone
Country
France
91 AVG
€ 17.80 € 17.80 Total (incl 21 % VAT)
Chateau Purcari Alb de Purcari 2018
Chateau Purcari Alb de Purcari 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
White Blends
Grapes
Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Pinot Blanc
Winery
Chateau Purcari
Region
South Eastern
Country
Moldova
91 AVG
€ 24.35 € 24.35 Total (incl 21 % VAT)