Definitions for "malvasia"
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.