Malvasia di Candia wine grape
Malvasia di Candia
Malvasia di Candia is a true Malvasia, with the peachy fruit and weighty palate characteristic of the family. Unlike most of them it isn’t very aromatic and its low-acid wine has a tendency to oxidise. It’s more productive and disease-resistant than Malvasia del Lazio and has largely replaced it.
Typically used as part of the Frascati blend, the white wine from the Alban Hills just outside Rome. DOC(G) rules say that Frascati must contain at least 70% of Malvasia (di Candia and/or del Lazio), and must contain no more than 30% of the other allowed grapes: Trebbiano Toscano, Trebbiano Giallo, Greco, Bombino and Bellone.
In practice the region is overwhelmingly planted with Trebbiano Toscano and Malvasia di Candia. Consequently the regulations are widely ignored: most Frascati is mostly Trebbiano Toscano.
Decanting Club wines containing: Malvasia di Candia
From Lazio, Italy
Fontana Candida, Frascati Superiore, Vigneto Santa Teresa
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