Definition of malvasia
: a medium to large cultivated grape of Mediterranean regions that is often blended with other grape varieties to produce aromatic dry or sweet wines
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Cheap Madeira is generally made out of a blend of grapes, but the best bottles tend to come from four principal grapes in ascending order from driest to sweetest: sercial, verdelho, bual and malmsey, which is better known elsewhere as malvasia.
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Origin and Etymology of malvasia
Italian, a sweet wine, from Modern Greek Monobasia Monemvasia, village in Greece
First Known Use: 1882See Words from the same year
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