Notes from Fakin:
Recognized as the most important Croatian grape variety Malvasia comprises almost two thirds of the total wine production in the Istrian region.
Malvasia is a dry wine, with a golden/yellow color with green nuances. It has a creamy full body with a recognizable variety aroma and a pleasant and well rounded mineral taste
# " **_Gift of nature._**
# **_Made by hand,_**
# **_turned into gold."_**
### _Our winery_
Situated in the foothils of an medieval tourist attraction Motovun and surrounded by vineyards, Fakin winery is always open for tastings and new friendship.
### _The winemaker_
Marko Fakin, a young graduated winemaker from Motovun is declared by many as the next big thing on the Croatian as well international wine scene.
Decanter gold medal for Malvasia & Teran is the latest in the ever groving list of international achievements.
### _Our place_
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.
### _Our vineyards_
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 speciic to these varieties.