The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms are Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Candia, Malvasia di Candia and Malvasia Rossa. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (look there). Despite seemingly indicative synonyms or morphological She may not share similarities with the varieties Malvasia Bianca di Piemonte. Malvasia di Candia Aromatica (is not a taste mutation ) or Malvasia di Lipari (Malvasia Cândida). Candia is an old name for the Greek island Crete, for some from there ampelographers suspected descent, however, lack genetic evidence. According to done in 2008 DNA analysis It is probably the product of a natural cross between Garganega x unknown, possibly already extinct variety.
The medium to late ripening vine yields neutral-tasting, alcohol-rich white wines that are used to oxidation tend. The synonym Malvasia Rossa does not refer to the berry but to the bud color. The variety is in the regions Apulia. Emilia-Romagna. Calabria. Campania. Lazio. Liguria. Sardinia. Tuscany and Umbria grown. Mostly it is as a blend with Malvasia and Trebbiano varieties used. She is licensed in many DOC / DOCG wines. These are Barletta. Bianco Capena. Brindisi. Cannelino di Frascati. Castelli Romani. Cerveteri. Cilento. Circeo. Colli Albani. Colli della Sabina. Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa. Colli Lanuvini. Colli Martani. Colli Piacentini. Frascati. Genazzano. Lizzano. Marino. Melissa. Montecompatri-Colonna. Monteregio di Massa Marittima. Sannio. San Severo. Scavigna. Tarquinia. Terra d'Otranto. Velletri and Zagarolo,
The variety is still the most common Malvasia vine in Italy, but has experienced an extreme decline. In 2010, 9,231 hectares were reported. There are also smaller stocks in Brazil (100 ha) and California, The variety took in 2010 a total of 9,891 hectares of vineyards. Compared to 1990 with 42,654 hectares at the time, this is an extreme reduction of around 80%. It occupies it in the worldwide varieties ranking the rank 71.
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
Pictures : MIPAAF - National Vine Certification Service