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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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The Malmsey I am sipping was aged 10 years in oak in lofts in Funchal, the capital of Madeira, by the Blandy family, which this year celebrates its 200th anniversary as a producer of Madeiras.
The Clarence, said Duke reported murdered by drowning in a butt of Malmsey Wine.
And a rich, dark full-bodied Malmsey Madeira completes the selection of fortified wines.
According to legend, the establishment had been in business since 1638, offering its patrons not coffee, but a malmsey wine which was well known for its invigorating qualities.
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A sinfully sweet aged malmsey is not only utterly delicious on its own, but also rich and nutty enough, with its core of concentrated raisins and soft toffee and spice, to stand up to the heavy fruit, rum sauce, custard and cream.
The rich sweet Madeira is from the Malmsey grape; slightly drier yet still rich is Bual; Verdhelo is quite medium to dry, and the Sercial is the driest of all.
There are four types of Madeira, varying from the driest, Sercial, to Verdelho, Bual and Malmsey, the richest and sweetest and the wine gets its unique character from the juice being warmed up during maturation to cause evaporation and concentrate the flavours.
s Vinhos Barbeito New York Malmsey Special Reserve Madeira, $16 a glass, says wine director Patrick Cappiello, and Lustau "Tintilla de Rota" Sherry, menued at $12 a glass.
TENERIFE was more famous than France for itswineback in the 16th century, when it exported a sweet Malmsey wine to ships passing on their way to and from the New World.
A Malaysian servant clears away the last plates from in front of us, a bowl with living, still squeaky, leftover oysters, empty bottles of malmsey wine, imiglikos and Keller-Heister.