I’ve never previously tried a wine from the Balkans, so I was intrigued when I stumbled upon the cloudy, straw-colored skin contact wine called “Malvadiesel” made by Slovenian winery Rodica. The wine is made from Malvasia Istriana, a white wine grape grown in countries on the Istrian peninsula, namely a small sliver of Italy, Slovenia, and Croatia, where it is the second most common native grape grown.