List Page Learn About Content Graphic

Malvasia

Learn about Malvasia — taste profile, popular regions and more …

undefined, null

Engaging aromas of jasmine coupled with ripe tropical and stone fruit flavors are pervasive in many wines that call themselves Malvasia. Both grape and name are far-reaching. Over 20 different varieties grow throughout Italy, Spain, Greece and other countries.

But variations on the name itself are plentiful too. There are actually approximately 70 registered grapes with Malvasia as part of their name or listed as a synonym for Malvasia. The French call it Malvoisie, Germans call it Malvasier, British say Malmsey and confusingly one variety double-times under the alias, Boal, on the island of Madeira. In any case, Italy actually has more forms of Malvasia than any other country. Most popular are Malvasia Bianca di Candia from Lazio, Malvasia di Candia Aromatico, which is planted widely and the red-skinned Malvasia di Casorzo from Piedmont. The list goes on.

Tasting Notes for Malvasia

Malvasia makes a dry or sweet white wine with with floral and tropical fruit aromas and flavors of white peach, apricot, green herb and seaspray. While it does have some aromatic red variants, Malvasia mainly occurs as a pale-skinned variety.

Perfect Food Pairings for Malvasia

Try Malvasia with spaghetti bottarga or alla carbonara, chestnut tagliatelle, octopus salad or mu shu vegetable.

Sommelier Secrets for Malvasia

Some think that the actual name, Malvasia, stems from the Italian mispronunciation of Monemvasia, a southern Greek port.

Filter by
4 Items
4 Items
  • Bonny Doon Malvasia Bianca 2003
    Malvasia from Central Coast, California
      0.0 0 Ratings
      Currently Unavailable $13.99
      Try the
      13 99
      13 99
      Save $0.00 (0%)
    • Bonny Doon Ca del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2003 Front Label
      Bonny Doon Ca del Solo Malvasia Bianca 2003
      Malvasia from Central Coast, California
        0.0 0 Ratings
        Currently Unavailable $15.99
        Try the
        15 99
        15 99
        Save $0.00 (0%)
      • Botromagno Murgia Gravisano Passito di Malvasia Bianco 2003 Front Label
        Botromagno Murgia Gravisano Passito di Malvasia Bianco 2003
        Malvasia from Puglia, Italy
          0.0 0 Ratings
          Currently Unavailable $57.99
          Try the
          57 99
          57 99
          Save $0.00 (0%)
        • Luretta Colli Piacentini Le Rane Malvasia 2003 Front Label
          Luretta Colli Piacentini Le Rane Malvasia 2003
          Malvasia from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
            0.0 0 Ratings
            Currently Unavailable $26.99
            Try the
            26 99
            26 99
            Save $0.00 (0%)
          Sorry, we couldn't find any matches.

          Internet Explorer is no longer supported.
          Please use a different browser like Edge, Chrome or Firefox to enjoy all that Wine.com has to offer.

          It's easy to make the switch.
          Enjoy better browsing and increased security.

          Yes, Update Now
          Cheers to You!

          New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

          New customers: $20 off $100+. Code NEW2020

          There was an error redeeming your code.

          *New customers only. One-time use per customer. Order must be placed by 8/31/2020. The $20 discount is given for a single order with a minimum of $100 excluding shipping and tax. Items with pricing ending in .97 are excluded and will not count toward the minimum required. Discount does not apply to corporate orders, gift certificates, StewardShip membership fees, select Champagne brands, Riedel glassware, fine and rare wine, 187ML splits, and all bottles 3.0 liters or larger. No other promotion codes, coupon codes or corporate discounts may be applied to order.

          Search for ""

          Processing Your Order...