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Malvasia

(mălvəsē`ə) or

Monemvasía

(mô'nĕmväsē`ä), village, S Greece, in the Peloponnesus, on a rocky island joined to the mainland by a mole. In the Middle Ages it was a fortress and an important commercial port, exporting Malvasian or malmsey wine, a type now made in many places. It was (1821) the seat of the first Greek national assembly.
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At Lower48, the dry furmint from Hungary is the top-selling wine by the glass, says Nocifera, who adds that the Slovenian malvasia is a personal favorite.
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9) Subsequent writers on art, including Gian Pietro Bellori (1613-96) and Conte Carlo Cesare Malvasia (1616-93), relied on it when writing about the important artistic developments in the fertile period between 1580 and 1630.
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His other big-race winners were Princelone (1964 Queen Anne Stakes), Arctic Kanda (1964 Tennent Trophy), Pytchley Princess (1967 Princess Elizabeth Stakes), Mountain Call (1968 Palace House Stakes), Quartette (1968 Vaux Gold Tankard, 1969 Yorkshire Cup) and Malvasia (1969 Chesham Stakes).
This blend of two varietals from Puglia, Italy (Negroamaro and Malvasia Nera) is very rustic and has these great notes of dried cherry and wood.
Light and fresh, it is often blended with the Malvasia grape.
To earn the Chianti status our wine must be made from different grapes: 7/10 from Sangiovese, 2/10 from Canaiolo, and 1/10 each of Trebbiano and Malvasia.
Not so with this blend of 90% viura with a splash of malvasia to add a little fat and richness.
Among the emerging varieties: "Definitely mavrud from Bulgaria and malvasia Istriana from Croatia.
Today, he has 30 planted acres of Syrah, Mourvedre, Grenache, Petite Sirah, Viognier, Malvasia, Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, Symphony, Roussanne, and Chenin Blanc, and produces more than 3,000 cases of wine annually.