Malvasia Bianca di Candia

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Malvasia Bianca di Candia is a white grapes variety grown in central Italy, mainly in Lazio. It is the most cultivated of the big Malvasia family and, given the very similar names, it is often confused with Malvasia Bianca (without “Candia”) or with Malvasia di Candia Aromatica. Unlike this one, however, it does not have a particular aromatic outfit: its wines do not affect for the intensity of the perfumes.

It is originating from Mediterranean basic and takes its name from the capital of the island of Crete, i.e. Candia. It prefers warm and dry climates, it also resists drought very well. It is often used in assemblies with Trebbiano or with other Malvasias. Its wines are not suitable for refinement.

Tasting

The color of its wine is intense straw yellow. The aroma is quite intense, mainly fruity. The taste is basically dry, it is also savory with a bitterish aftertaste.

Olfactory profile

  • Floral
    0%
  • Fruity
    0%
  • Vegetal
    0%
  • Spicy
    0%

Flavor profile

  • Acid
    0%
  • Bitter
    0%
  • Sapid
    0%
  • Tannic
    0%

Classification

Emilia-Romagna

Tuscany

  • Valdichiana Toscana

Lazio

  • Bianco Capena DOC
  • Cannellino di Frascati DOCG
  • Castelli Romani DOC
  • Cerveteri DOC
  • Colli Albani DOC
  • Colli Lanuvini DOC
  • Frascati DOC
  • Frascati Superiore DOCG
  • Genazzano DOC
  • Marino DOC
  • Montecompatri DOC
  • Tarquinia DOC
  • Velletri DOC
  • Vignanello DOC
  • Zagarolo DOC

Abruzzo

  • Abruzzo DOC
  • Controguerra DOC
  • Terre Tollesi DOC

Molise

  • Molise DOC

Campania

  • Sannio DOC

Apulia

  • San Severo DOC
  • Terre d'Otranto DOC

Tips

Synonyms
  • Malvasia
  • Malvasia di Candia
  • Malvasia Rossa
Cultivation zone
Bunch
  • size: big
  • shape: pyramidal, elongated with wings
Grape
  • size: medium
  • color: golden yellow
Phenology
  • shooting period: medium-late
  • maturation period: medium
  • production: plentiful
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