The white grape variety comes from Italy, Synonyms are 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 numerous mostly unrelated varieties with part of the name Malvasia (look there). Candia is an old name for the island Crete, however, there is no genetic evidence for a suspected lineage. However, it is still grown there today. According to 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, The color Malvasia Rosa was discovered in 1967 and exists in small quantities.
The medium to late ripening vine is prone to the 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 further stocks in the Lombardy where they are sorted in DOC wine Oltrepò Pavese is included, as well as in Campania in DOC wine Sannio, In 2010 were in Italy 895 hectares reported with a strongly falling trend (ten years earlier it had been 1,643 hectares). The variety is also said 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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