The white grape variety is one new breed out Portugal, Synonyms are Malvasia, Malvasia B de S. Jorge, Malvasia Branca de S Jorge, Malvasia de São Jorge and Malvazia. It is one of the numerous varieties with a name part Malvasia (look there). The crossing with unknown parents was done by José Leão Ferreira de Almeida at the national research center near Lisbon. In the 1970s she was on the island Madeira introduced and grown mainly in the municipality of São Jorge in the Santana district on the north coast. The productive vine is very susceptible to Botrytis, It produces acidic white wines, especially for the Madeira variant Malmsey be used. The acreage in 2010 was 110 hectares (Kym Anderson ).
Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012