Malvasia (Malmsey)

Malvasia (Malmsey)

Malvasia is a catch-all for a family of ancient Mediterranean grapes known as Malvasia, Malvoisie or Malmsey; their origins lie in Asia Minor and their relevance in decline.

Malvasia is responsible for producing a range of wines styles and colours; red and white, dry, sweet and sparkling. Perhaps better known for its ameliorative effect on Tuscan Vin Santo, providing honeyed smoky fruit intensity, while in Portugal& Madeira it reveals itself as Boal (Malvasia Fina) & Malmsey (Malvasia Candida) in the production of fortified wines.

Massimo Romeo is  a source of top-class Vin Santo di Montepulciano, while Barbeito is famed for its Malmsey Madeira.

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2017 Malvasia, Tasto di Seta, Colli Piacentini, Castello di Luzzano, Italy
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2017
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13.0% Alcohol
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2018 Birichino, Malvasia Bianca, Monterey, California, USA
White
2018
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Medium Bodied
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13.0% Alcohol
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