Istria, the Croatian largest peninsula, is based on four types of soil together resulting in this region’s unique prize possession. Brtonigla, or Little Istria as they call it, lies in the heart of its north-west part. This small town, located on vineyard covered hilltops, is the meeting point of the four Istrian soils - white, gray, black and red. White Istria and its rocky ground descend from the Učka and Ćićarija mountain slopes. The gray flysch area of central Istria is made of marlstone, sandstone and softer limestone, while the black soil is the most fertile one, abundant with humus. The red terra rossa soil is of special red and brownish-red colour or yellow and red colour. The ultimate queen, as they call it here, of these arable fields is the Istrian Malvasia. According to some sources, the Malvasia variety is at least 2 thousand years old with as many as 30 varieties known all around the Mediterranean. If you come to Istria, make sure you try the Istrian Malvasia, our pride and joy. However, if you come to Brtonigla, try something completely different: we will let you in on all its secrets, the secrets of the four soil wine. All qualities of the harmonic and balanced wines additionally intertwine in the Istrian Malvasia from Brtonigla thanks to its special four soil feature. Malvasia has a special place even in the legend of this small town - the three princesses carried salt, oil and grapes, but it was the queen who carried Malvasia!