At the foot of the Motovun hill, the mythical Jason and the Argonauts sailed along the Mirna River, but the first inhabitants to leave traces populated this area in the period between 3,500 and 2,200 B.C.
The first mention of Motovun in written records dates back to 804 and after centuries of domination by the Germans and the Patriarchs of Aquileia, Motovun asked Venice to be accepted under its rule in 1278 and remained so until 1797. At the time of the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy this area was renowned for the growing of trees used in ship-building.
Spread through 30 Ha and encompassing several micro-locations, we grow the typical Istrian varieties of grape; Malvazija Istarska, Teran and Muškat.
The white soil, microclimate and hilly terrain configuration gives our grapes the minerality, freshness and expressive characteristics specific to these varieties.
Recognized as the most important Croatian grape variety. Comprising almost two thirds of total wine production in Istrian region. Malvasia is a dry wine, golden/yellow color with green nuances. It has a creamy, full body with recognizable variety aroma and a pleasant and rounded mineral taste.
Grape variety: Malvazija
Stile of Wine: Still wine
Wine color: White
Level of sugar: Dry
Alcohol level: 13,00 %
Serving temperature: 10 - 12°C