The white grape variety comes from Italy. Synonyms grouped alphabetically by country are Paulos, Pavlos(Greece); Malvasia Bianca, Malvasia Bianca Siciliana, Malvasia Bianca Toscana, Malvasia Cannilunga di Novoli, Malvasia del Chianti, Malvasia di Arezzo, Malvasia di Brolio, Malvasia di San Nicandro, Malvasia Lunga, Malvasia Toscana, Malvasia Verace, Prosecco Nostrano, Prosecco Nostrano di Conegliano, Racina du Monacu Bianca, Tundulillu, Uva Antica(Italy); Krizol, Krizol Bijeli, Maraškin, Maraštin, Maraština, Maraština Bijela, Maraština Krupna, Maraština Mala, Mareština, Rukac, Rukatac, Rukatica, Višana(Croatia); Menuetta(Slovenia). It is one of the numerous mostly unrelated varieties with the name part Malvasia (see there). It has been known in Tuscany for several centuries. In the first recipe of Bettino Ricasoli (1809-1880) from 1872, it was suggested as an additive for simpler Chianti, but was not recommended for storable wines.