About Malvasia White Wine

About Malvasia White Wine
Malvasia is produced in several countries, but most notably in Italy, where it is most commonly a dry white; there are a few sweeter versions also produced. Malvasia is an aromatic white, with exotic perfumes of peach, apricot and mango; there is very good acidity and the wines are quite delicious. Some of the best examples of Malvasia are from the Friuli region of northern Italy.

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12 e Mezzo 2017  Malvasia del Salento IGP
89 points
$13.99
Best Buy
White gold color. Floral aromas of orange flower water, vanilla nougat, tangerine, and hazelnut with a silky, vibrant, fruity light body and an even, interesting, medium-length almond brittle, cherry blossom, meyer lemon, and white peach finish. A lovely floral white that will be a great pairing for shellfish.
Awards: '2018 World Value Wine Challenge-Top 10 White Wine $15 and Under'
89 points $13.99 Best Buy
Pillsbury Wine Company 2017 Bonnie Lee Malvasia
87 points
$32
Golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of ripe cantaloupe, honeysuckle, sunflower, and orange blossom with a glycerous, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, easy finish displaying notes of apricot. A nice balance of richness and elegant floral notes makes this a unique and conversation-worthy Malvasia for pairing with Mediterranean fare.