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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Vinhos Barbeito, Malvasia, 10-Year-Old, Madeira, Portugal
White
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Full Bodied
Sweet
19.0% Alcohol
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1907 Malvazia, Madeira Pereira d'Oliveira,
White
1907
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Medium Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
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1992 Malvazia, Colheita, Madeira Pereira d'Oliveira,
White
1992
Drink, at peak
Medium Bodied
Luscious
20.0% Alcohol
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