Persistent jasmine aromas coupled with ripe tropical and stone fruit ...
Persistent jasmine aromas 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. Some think that the actual name, Malvasia, stems from the Italian mispronunciation of Monemvasia, a southern Greek port. 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 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.
Mainly known as a white grape, wines made from some type of Malvasia are adored for their spicy, fruity and exotic floral aromas, coupled with an assortment of fruits on the plate and a fresh zippy finish, whether bone dry or carrying any amount of residual sugar.
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Conti Zecca Salento Donna Marzia Malvasia Bianca 2010Malvasia from Puglia, Italy
Luretta Colli Piacentini Le Rane Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Adega Regional de Colares Arenae Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Portugal
Clos du Bois Malvasia Bianca 2010Malvasia from Russian River, Sonoma County, California
Ronco del Gelso Friuli Isonzo Vigna della Permuta Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Monte delle Vigne Emilia-Romagna Callas Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Emilia-Romagna, Italy
Principe Pallavicini Lazio Stillato Passito di Malvasia Puntinata 2010Malvasia from Lazio, Italy
Tasca d'Almerita Capofaro Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Sicily, Italy
Ronco dei Tassi Collio Goriziano Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Heredad Ugarte Martin Cendoya Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Rioja, Spain
Zidarich Carso Malvasia 2010Malvasia from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Vie di Romans Dis Cumieris Malvasia Istriana 2010Malvasia from Friuli-Venezia Giulia, Italy
Azienda Agricola Donati Camillo Il Mio Malvasia di Candia 2010Malvasia from Emilia, Emilia-Romagna, Italy