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Pillsbury Wine Company

Pillsbury Wine Company
2018 Bonnie Lee, Malvasia, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
91 Points
Gold Medal
Exceptional
$35
2020 Best Willcox White Wine

Pillsbury Wine Company
2018 Bonnie Lee, Malvasia, Cochise County, Arizona

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Malvasia

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.8%
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.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Rich & Full
Aroma Aroma: honeysuckle, jasemine, and gardenia
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with accents of ginger and ripe apples
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Kebobs, Ceviche, Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A bold and concentrated nectar of florality; sophisticated with excellent velvety texture.

The Producer

Pillsbury Wine Co., LLC

The Producer
4109 E Via Estrella
Phoenix, AZ 85028
USA
1 310-508-3348

Malvasia

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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.