The name Malvasia belongs to several grape varieties, mostly white grapes, commonly found all over Italy, it is a family of grapes more than one. Although from different origins, all these varieties share some characteristics, including a spicy fragrance of musk and apricot and rather high residual sugar. These characteristics make the grape varieties of Malvasia particularly suitable for the production of sparkling and sweet wines.
The Malvasia Bianca grape variety is found mainly in southern Italy where it is usually blended together with other varieties and also found in Friuli Venezia Giulia. For the different Malvasia grapes, visit their individual pages.