A sweet grape used to make malmsey wine.
One of the most ancient of Italy's white-wine grape varieties and it said by some to be a member of the Muscat family, which is often blended with other grapes, including the traditional Chianti; also seen as a 100 percent varietal. As finished wines Malvasias vary widely in style and color, from crisp, bone-dry whites to rich, unctuous dessert wines.
(Mahl-va-SEE-ah) - Italian white-wine grape, often blended with other grapes (including the traditional Chianti), occasionally seen as a 100 percent varietal.
Semi-classic grape cepage of ancient, probably Greek, origin. Widely grown in Italy as distinctive area sub-varieties, such as Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia Istriana etc. Used to produce dry and sweet white, and light red, wines with high alcohol content and residual sugar. Also widely grown in Portugal and the island of Madeira where the important wine-name Malmsey is an English word corruption of Malvasia.
an ancient grape, cultivated in Europe for 2 millenia! There is a white Malvasia and a red Malvasia. Malvasia Nera is grown in Puglia, in Southern Italy. Malvasia is one of the 2 white varietals allowed in DOC Chianti. Malvasia is also a main ingredient in the Roman Frascati.
a white grape variety. Malvasia is one of the most ancient grape varieties, and is thought by some to be a member of the aromatic Muscat family. Today grape vines alleged to be Malvasia show up in many wine-producing countries and under many name variations, although it is unlikely that all are genetically linked to the original. As finished wines Malvasias vary widely in style and color, from crisp, bone-dry whites to rich, unctuous dessert wines.
(mal-vah-see-oh) A white grape variety. Malvasia is one of the most ancient grape varieties, and vary widely in style and color, from crisp, bone-dry whites to rich unctuous dessert wines.
Malvasia (also known as Malvazia) is a group of wine grape varieties grown historically in the Mediterranean and the island of Madeira, but now grown in many of the winemaking regions of the world. The name also refers to wines produced predominantly from Malvasia grapes. In the past, the names Malvasia, Malvazia, and Malmsey have been used interchangeably for Malvasia-based wines; however, in modern oenology, "Malmsey" is now used exclusively for a sweet variety of Madeira wine made from the Malvasia grape.