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St. Clair Winery

St. Clair Winery
2013 Malvasia Bianca, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
90 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$12.00
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St. Clair Winery
2013 Malvasia Bianca, New Mexico

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 11%
Bright silvery emerald straw color. Floral, fruity aromas of lychee, peony, and honeyed peach with a supple, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, appealing, snappy apple sauce finish with no oak. A fun and fruity off-dry patio sipper.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Quaffable & juicy & smooth
Aroma Aroma: lychee, peony, and honeyed peach
Taste Flavor: apple sauce
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own or with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A fun and fruity off-dry patio sipper.
The Producer

Southwest Wines

The Producer
1325 Debaca Rd SE
Deming, NM 88030
USA
1 575-546-9324
Malvasia
Wine Glass White.jpg
Serve in a White Wine Glass
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.

In Sicily, there are sweeter versions known as Malvasia delle Lipari, from a small group of islands just north of Sicily. These are sensual dessert wines with apricot and honeyed perfumes, good acidity and moderate sweetness, often with a delicate nuttiness in the finish.

There are also fine examples of Malvasia produced in Spain, Portugal (the famed Madeira wines are made with Malvasia) and the United States.

Consume the dry versions relatively young with sushi or fusion cuisine, while the desert versions can age for a decade or more and are meat to be enjoyed with pastries, such as almond torte.
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