Slovenian Istria is also called the land of Refosco. It is definitely true, since the majority of wine is still made of this grape that has been grown here for centuries. It gives robust, food friendly wine because of its appetizing acidity. As a traditional variety it is widely present across all our sites. Perhaps slightly more on the inland ones, because as a native it has no problem with Mediterranean heat. The wine's trump card is its dark red colour with crimson highlights. After ageing in barrique barrels, the strong acids give way to a pleasant and complex taste and to an aroma of sour-cherry marmalade. Its full taste will enrich a large number of meat dishes.
Malvasia is a variety of large oportunities which, according to content of aromatic components, we can classify as semi-aromatic variety with a large flower-fruit aroma potential. It’s specific and discreet aroma which reminds us of acacia flower fragrance especialy if the grapes are from the higher and sunny positions.
Fruit aromas that usually dominate are apple, plum and apricot. When the wine is mature there’s a certain bitter almond taste too. Malvasia’s got straw-yellow colour with a golden hue and depending on technological method of processing and seed-processing the colour is moving from greenish-yellow through staw-yellow to golden-yellow tones.