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Malvasia Wine | Monemvasia

Updated: Nov 20, 2019

Malvasia is a list of wine grape varieties grown in the Mediterranean, the Balearic and the Canary Islands and the island of Madeira for centuries back, but now grown in many of the wine making regions of the world.

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Most wine experts believe that Malvasia grapes are of ancient origin, most likely having their origins in Crete. The name "Malvasia" probably comes from Monemvasia, known in Italian as "Malvasia".

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Monemvasia has probably acted as a trading center for wine produced in east Peloponnese and in some of the Cyclades.


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