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Malvasia Bianca, Santa Ynez Valley, Larner Vineyard,

Malvasia Bianca, Santa Ynez Valley, Larner Vineyard, Wine Details

Description: Bright floral aromas reminiscent of orange blossoms absolutely burst out of the glass; there's also a hint of honey there. The ethereal, light nose is followed by a palate that is decidedly weightier than expected. A bright, mandarin orange initial impression blends into flavors of apricot. The finish is crisp and dry with a long, lingering mineral freshness.

Varietal Definition
Semi-classic grape cepage of ancient, probably Greek, origin. Widely grown in Italy as distinctive area sub-varieties, such as Malvasia di Candia, Malvasia Istriana etc. Used to produce dry and sweet white, and light red, wines with high alcohol content and residual sugar. Also widely grown in Portugal and the island of Madeira where the important wine-name Malmsey is an English word corruption of Malvasia.


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