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 2019  Malvasia
90 points
$14
Best Buy
Bright pale golden straw color. Aromas and flavors of white flowers, rambutan, apricot nectar, honeydew melon, and flint with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish conveying notes of orange zest with no oak flavor. A refreshing, full-flavor Malvasia with a juicy personality.
90 points $14 Best Buy
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 2019  Malvasia
88 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Silvery emerald straw color. Floral aromas and flavors of lemon verbena, gardenias in bloom, white tea, and violet with a satiny, vibrant, dryish light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of ginger and no oak flavor. A kaleidoscopic floral experience with a bright and refreshing palate.
88 points $13.99 Best Buy
Varvaglione 2020 12 e Mezzo Malvasia
87 points
$13.99
Best Buy
Emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla orange wafer cookies, stargazer lily, and geranium with a soft, vibrant, dry light body and a seamless, engaging, breezy finish with notes of clementine, lemon italian ice, and key lime pie with fruit tannins and no oak flavor. Blossoming with floral perfume and sweet citrus, this Malvasia finishes clean and fresh.
87 points $13.99 Best Buy
12 e Mezzo 2020  Malvasia
85 points
$13.99
White gold color. Aromas and flavors of green apple, peach, powdery florals, and jasmine with a satiny, vibrant, light body and a smooth, medium-length finish revealing suggestions of lemon-ginger tea with a suggestion of oak flavor. A juicy, refreshing Malvasia with plenty of personality.
85 points $13.99
12 e Mezzo 2019  Malvasia del Salento IGP
85 points
$13.99
Silvery straw color. Aromas and flavors of white floral bouquet, lemon oil, ripe apricot, honey-drizzled tropical fruit, and chalky stones with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length finish manifesting impressions of panettone with no oak flavor. A round, generous Malvasia with bold floral aromas and a gentle dry-yet-fruity palate.
85 points $13.99
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