The region is characterised by a dual soil structure which yields very different wines from the same variety. The coastal region is typified by terrarossa (crvenica) whose high iron content gives highly structured wines whilst inland, the region is characterised by flysch (white soils), a marly sedimentary rock that endows the wines with more exciting aromas. There are 1,700 hectares of Malvazija here, whereas its local red partner, Teran is cultivated on 500 hectares. The rest is primarily planted with international varieties, such as Chardonnay, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Muscats.
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