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.

Top Picks for Malvasia

Pillsbury Wine Company 2018 Bonnie Lee Malvasia
91 points
$35
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, jasmine, and gardenia with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a silky, interesting, long finish with accents of ginger and ripe apples. A bold and concentrated nectar of florality; sophisticated with excellent velvety texture.
Awards: 2020 Best Willcox White Wine
St. Clair Winery 2018  Malvasia Bianca
89 points
$14
Best Buy
Straw green color. Fruity, floral aromas and flavors of white flowers, acacia honey comb, ripe peach, and tangerine marmalade with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet light body and a smooth, medium-length finish that exhibits notes of golden raisins in honey with no oak flavor. A fruity-sweet Malvasia that will appeal to Muscat fans.
89 points $14 Best Buy
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.
Pajama Drama 2018  Malvasia Bianca
84 points
$17.99
Yellow straw color. Aromas of pressed flowers, white peach, warm caramel, banana chips, and pineapple cake with a round, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, breezy sunflower and creme fraiche finish. A fruity quaffer to serve with a good chill.
84 points $17.99