Malvasia Bianca Lunga

Malvasia Bianca Lunga is an Italian white grape variety that is widely planted in Italy and is used to make a variety of white wines in many Italian regions.

Colour, Aromas and Taste Profile

Malvasia Bianca Lunga has a medium intensity golden yellow colour and produces wines with aromas of apricot, peach and honey. The taste profile typically has a medium acidity, with notes of pear, honey and apricot, leading to a full-bodied, slightly sweet finish.

Fresh Malvasia Bianca Lunga grapes on the vine

Regional Features & Food Pairings

Malvasia Bianca Lunga is mainly found in the Toscana region of Italy. It is also grown in other regions such as Campania, Emilia-Romagna and Puglia, though these regions tend to produce wines with a more aromatic, light-bodied style. Malvasia Bianca Lunga is a mid to late ripening, highly susceptible to downy mildew but also to powdery mildew, botrytis bunch rot and sour rot. The wines made from Malvasia Bianca Lunga are typically unoaked and have a low alcohol content. The wines produced by Malvasia Bianca Lunga vary depending on the region in which it is grown. In Tuscany, the the grape variety is used to blend in with Sangiovese and Ciliegiolo in the famous Chianti DOCG wines but also for sweet vin santo style, while in Veneto and Puglia, the wines are lighter and more aromatic. Malvasia Bianca Lunga wines pair well with a variety of dishes, such as grilled vegetables, fish and seafood. The slightly sweet finish of these wines also makes them an excellent pairing with spicy dishes.

Foods to pair with Malvasia Bianca Lunga:

Asian food
Light meat
Fun Fact about Malvasia Bianca Lunga
Malvasia Bianca Lunga is also known as Malvasia di Chianti in the region of Chianti in Tuscany where it has been found for several countries.

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