Cards of Wine

Malvasia Dry White (Lanzarote)
"Malvasia Volcanica Seco"

Malvasia is predominantly found on volcanic islands such Canary, Sicily, and Greek.

Typical Flavors


Orange Zest
Orange Zest
Peach
Peach
Apricot
Apricot
Jasmine
Jasmine

Guava
Guava
Pineapple
Pineapple
Herbs
Herbs
Volcanic
Volcanic

Oak Added Flavors


Vanilla
Vanilla
Spices
Spices
Pepper
Pepper
Nuts
Hazelnuts

Cold climate flavors are Citrus, Yellow Fruit and Floral.

Warm climate flavors are more Tropical.

Profile

Dry Malvasia tends to have good fruit, good acidity, and mineral notes:

SUGARDry
BODYLight
FRUITMedium
ACIDITYMedium - High
Serving temperature:
8-10°C (46-50°F)
Off-Dry 6-8°C (43-46°F)

Food Pairing


Salads
Salads
Vegetables
Vegetables
Asparagus
Asparagus
Seafood
Seafood

Pasta
Pasta
Fish
Fish
Chicken
Chicken
Risotto
Risotto

Malvasia is also a very good Aperitif.

Pairing Suggestions

Excellent Pairing:
Salads. Grilled Vegetables.
Shellfish. Crab. Lobster.
Seafood. Grilled Fish.
Sushi. Sashimi.
Paella. Pasta. Risotto. Rice.
White Meat. Chicken. Fowl.

Cheese:
Fresh Cheese. Goat.

If You Like Malvasia Dry

You May Also Like:

Albariño (Spain)
Alvarinho (Portugal)
Arneis (Italy)
Chenin Blanc Dry (France)
Fiano (Italy)
Friulano (Italy)
Kerner (Germany)
Riesling (Alsace, France)
Soave (Italy)
Verdejo (Spain)

About

The Malvasia name is used for dry white wines, semi dry white wines, dessert wines, red wines, and fortified wines, using the same grape.

The Malvasia grape is also used in blends, such as in Italian Vin Santo.

On the island of Madeira, the names Malvasia and Malmsey have been used interchangeably for sweet Malvasia wines; however, "Malmsey" is now used exclusively for a sweet Madeira wine made from the Malvasia grape.

Regions

Malvasia wine is produced in: