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Malvasía de Lanzarote

The white grape variety comes from the Canary Islands(Spain). Synonyms are Malaga (see there), Malvasía, Malvasía Portuguesa, Malvasía Volcánica, Peregil, Perejil and Sebastián García. It is one of the many mostly unrelated varieties with the name part Malvasia (see there). It should not be confused with Malvasia Bianca Lunga or Malvasía de Sitges(Malvasia di Lipari), despite the fact that it appears to have synonyms or morphological similarities. Its autonomy was only established according to DNA analyses carried out in 2009. It is probably a natural cross between Malvasía de Sitges(Malvasia di Lipari) and Marmajuelo, which occurred in the Canary Islands. The vine, which is of medium maturity, is quite resistant to various vine diseases. It produces white wines with aromas of tropical fruits. In the Canary Islands, the variety is usually cultivated under the name Malvasía. However, in 2010 it was not yet listed as an independent grape variety (statistics Kym Anderson).

Source: Wine Grapes / J. Robinson, J. Harding, J. Vouillamoz / Penguin Books Ltd. 2012

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