The white grape comes from Italy, Synonyms include Malvasia Aromatica di Candia, Malvasia Bianca Aromatica, Malvasia di Alessandria, Malvasia di Candia a Sapore Moscato and Malvasia di Candida. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with name part Malvasia (look there). Candia is an old name for the island Crete However, genetic evidence is lacking for a suspected lineage. However, it is still grown there today. According to done in 2007 DNA analysis There is a close relationship with the variety Malvasia di Casorzo, Malvasia di Candia Aromatica is not a taste mutation the name-like variety Malvasia Bianca di Candia, A very colorful mutation is Malvasia Rosa , which was discovered only in 1967 and is in small numbers .
The medium to late ripening vine is prone to wrong mildew, The berries have a subtle nutmeg on. It produces aromatic white wines and is also called table grape used. The variety is mainly in the region Emilia-Romagna grown and is there in the DOC wines Colli di Parma. Colli di Scandiano e di Canossa and Colli Piacentini authorized. There are more stocks in the Lombardy where they are varietal in DOC wine Oltrepò Pavese is included, as well as in Campania in the DOC wine Sannio, In 2010 were in Italy 895 hectares with a steep decline (10 years earlier it had been 1,643 hectares). The variety is also supposed to be in Greece grown, but no stocks recorded in 2010 (Kym Anderson ).
Source : Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012
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