- 10. Feb 2012.
Malvasia Istriana, or simply Malvazija, is the most common and popular indigenous grape variety in Istria. Although it’s part of the wider Mediterranean family, it’s unique on its own. This medium-bodied refreshing white wine is usually enjoyed young, when it’s floral and fruity aromas are bursting, but some serious winemakers are also using oak and acacia barrels to produce full-bodied Malvazija wines with longer aging potential.